Air Bubble Agreement Germany
India and Germany have agreed to discuss the status of their travel bubble agreement. The news comes after India rejected Lufthansa`s proposed October flight plan and forced it to fly until October 20. Germany responded amicably and suspended Air India flights to Germany until 14 October. After a few days of tension, both sides now seem to want to negotiate the resumption of the travel bubble and future flight plans. Here is the new flight plan for Lufthansa flights between India and Germany as part of the air bubble agreement; On the other hand, India`s national airline Air India has flown only three to four flights in Germany, leading to a disparity in the number of flights contrary to the air bubble agreement, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said earlier. Following a dispute with Germany over the number of flights between India and the European country that resulted in the suspension of the air bubble between the two countries, air services resumed under the bilateral agreement with German airline Lufthansa and Air India, which operated 10 and 7 flights per week respectively. Air India is heading to Germany from today, 26 October. The airline said in a tweet: «#FlyAI: Air India will offer 21 flights between India and Germany from 26 October to 28 March. In July 2020, India formalized an «air bubble agreement» with Germany. Air bubble regulation between the two countries helps airlines to fly international flights with certain restrictions. Another basic factor was Lufthansa`s extensive connection network over Germany. While travel to the EU is allowed under the bubble, transport to North America and other countries is prohibited.
India has already warned airlines that routes from non-EU countries will not be eliminated under the bubble. India has built an air bubble with Afghanistan. Indian airlines and Ariana Afghan Airlines are now allowed to offer flights between India and Afghanistan and to carry on these flights the following categories of persons: Air bubbles are a pact signed by two countries under which participants allow both countries to fly. (Photo: AFP) Around the world, India has an air bubble with 18 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, with a focus on countries with huge Indian communities or the diaspora. Because of the different figures, the air bubble of India and Germany – an agreement between two countries that allowed their airlines to operate both routes – was suspended. All flights between the two countries have been cancelled until 20 October. Flights between India and Germany will resume in air bubble regime. Lufthansa will operate from Delhi (4 days) … t.co/9cNyCQIZcH air services between India and Germany were resumed as part of the bilateral air bubble agreement Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Wednesday. Under the agreement, Lufthansa and Air India will fly 10 and seven flights a week respectively, Puri said on the micro-blogging page Twitter.
The suspension of the air bubble system between India and Germany earlier this month was followed by at least two rounds of talks between the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. Under the new agreement between the two countries, Lufthansa has decided to fly 10 weekly flights to India, compared to 20 flights it has flown until October 1. Here are some important highlights of the air bubble system formalized by India`s Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) with Germany in July 2020.