English Release 22-November 2014
- President's Secretariat
- State Civil Service Officers Undergoing the 116th Induction Training Programme At Lbsnaa Call On The President
- Vice President's Secretariat
- Vice President Emphasizes the Need for Continual Oversight to Ensure that Liberty is not Smothered in Material Prosperit
- Min of Defence
- National Cadet Corps Celebrates 66th Anniversary
- Ministry of Finance
- Competition Commission of India (CCI) Invites Comments from Public in Respect of Proposed Combination Between Holcim Limited and Lafarge S.A.
- Min of Health and Family Welfare
- Press Note on Ebola
- Min of Information & Broadcasting
- Team Of ‘Gour Hari Dastaan: The Freedom File’ Meets the Press at the 45TH IFFI
- Directors and Producers of Indian Panorama Opening Films in the 45th IFFI Interact with the Media
- Indian Philosophy of Mutual Respect and Love are My Source of Inspiration: Paul Cox
- ‘Salam Cinema’ Screening Opens Mohsen Makhmalbaf Retro
- Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
- Review of Modified DBTL scheme after one week of launch on 15.11.14 in 54 districts
- Min of Urban Development
- Venkaiah Naidu, Urban Development Minister, delivers Keynote Address at US – India Smart Cities Conclave
- Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu visits market, residential areas in R K Puram, New Delhi to check cleanliness
- Ministry of Water Resources
- Government to Start Jal Gram Scheme in Every District Says Uma Bharti
- Our District-Our Water Programme to be Launched to take the Message of Water Conservation to Every Village of the Country-Uma Bharti
Ministry of Civil Aviation07-July, 2005 15:29 IST
|Enhancement in India-Bhutan air services|
|In order to promote greater air connectivity between India and Bhutan and facilitate more people to people between the two nations, the traffic entitlements for the designated airlines of both the countries have been increased significantly from the existing level of 12 frequencies per week with a cap of 1020 seats to 49 frequencies per week without any limitation on seats.
In addition to the destinations of Delhi, Kolkata and Gaya, to which the Bhutanese airline Druk Air already had landing rights, they can now also operate to Mumbai, Chennai and Guwahati. They are now entitled to 7 flights a week to all these points of call, while they can operate 14 flights a week to Gaya. At present, Druk Air is operating 3 services a week to Delhi (via Kathmandu) and 5 services to Kolkata (with onward rights to Bangkok). Presently it has no operations to Gaya. No Indian carrier is operating to Bhutan.
This enhancement in services was agreed upon during a bilateral air services meeting between delegations representing the Government of India and the Royal Government of Bhutan held at Thimphu on July 5 and 6, 2005. The Indian delegation was led by Mr. Raghu Menon, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation along with representatives from Ministry of External Affairs, Director General of Civil Aviation and Indian Airlines.
In addition to the existing 5th freedom rights to Bangkok (over Kolkata) and Kathmandu (as an intermediate point to Delhi), the Bhutanese carrier has been permitted 5th freedom rights to the beyond points of Singapore and Dhaka over Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai, subject to a cap of 14 flights a week on 5th freedom operations to beyond points. They have also been permitted 5th freedom rights over Gaya to Bangkok and Yangon and over Guwahati to Bangkok.
On the request of the Bhutanese side, it was also decided in the meeting that a team of Indian experts would visit Bhutan later this year to conduct a feasibility study and drawing up a master plan for setting up a new international airport at Gelephu in Southern Bhutan.
(Release ID :10074)