Tamil Nadu leader MP Stalin on Thursday wrote to Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, urging him to conclude a temporary air transport agreement with Singapore and Malaysia to facilitate the movement of the Tamil diaspora with permanent residence in those countries. “The air bubble pact will allow students to return without having to apply for a travel exemption,” Singh told SBS Hindi. “They have to travel through Dubai, Doha and Colombo, which leads to serious inconveniences and financial burdens as they have to pay more plane tickets and travel long distances due to the detour. In addition, due to the lack of agreement on temporary air traffic bubbles between the countries of Singapore and Malaysia, the travel industry is cornered by foreign airlines and not by our country`s airlines,” he stressed. So far, India has signed air bubble agreements with about 28 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Bhutan and France. As part of an air bubble pact between two countries, special international flights can be operated by their airlines between their territories. Ravi Lochan Singh, an education expert based in Sydney, echoed similar sentiments, calling it a “resurgence” of relations between the two countries. India has signed an air travel agreement with Bangladesh for October 28, 2020. This regulation is valid until 31 January 2021.
Indian and Bangladeshi airlines are now allowed to operate flights between India and Bangladesh and carry the following groups of people on these flights: As Tamils with permanent residence in Singapore and Malaysia and others who visited India during the pandemic period are struggling due to the unavailability of direct flights for their return journey, Tamil Nadu Prime Minister MK Stalin invites Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya M Scindia to sign the air transport agreement with Singapore and Malaysia. Earlier, the airline had announced in July a separate flight schedule between Malaysia and India for the month of July 2021. According to its schedule, the low-cost airline had operated flights connecting Kuala Lumpur to Indian cities such as Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Trichy and Vijayawada. Meanwhile, the governments of Malaysia and India are holding talks to create an “air transport bubble” once an agreement is reached on aircraft designation and allowed reservation capacity per flight. India and Australia have set up an air transport bubble that allows eligible passengers to fly between the two countries. A clash breaks out between security forces and terrorists in J-K`s Pulwama “Therefore, I ask you to form a temporary air traffic bubble with Singapore, Malaysia, at the earliest to provide temporary air services and resolve the difficulties of the Tamil diaspora in Singapore and Malaysia,” he said. As of December 10, 2021, India had signed bilateral air transport agreements with 33 countries, including Australia, Singapore and Sri Lanka. Tamil Nadu Prime Minister MP Stalin on Thursday wrote to the UNION`s civil aviation minister to strike a deal with Singapore and Malaysia to provide “air traffic bubbles” to solve the difficulties of the Tamil diaspora in those countries. Currently, Qantas and Air India offer direct flights between Sydney and New Delhi.
By the end of the month, the two airlines are also expected to launch non-stop flights between Melbourne and New Delhi. Therefore, at the earliest, the Union minister should conclude a temporary agreement on an “air traffic bubble” with Singapore and Malaysia to resolve the difficulties faced by the Tamil diaspora in these countries, Stalin demanded. International flights Latest news today: Air India Express, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Indian airline Air India, on Wednesday announced the schedule of flights between Malaysia and India for the month of December 2021. In particular, these flights between India and Kuala Lumpur will be operated as part of the air bubble as part of the Vande Bharat mission. Read also – International flights: Lufthansa resumes flights from India to Switzerland From January 10, | Check out the full flight schedule here The India-Australia deal was announced last week, just before Australia reopened its borders to eligible visa holders, including international students, on Wednesday. The decision to create a bubble with Australia was welcomed by Lisa Singh, CEO of the Australia India Institute, a Melbourne-based think tank. All airlines are allowed to sell tickets between India and the respective countries in any direction through their websites, sales agents and global distribution systems. It should be noted that scheduled international services in India have been suspended since March 23, 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
However, international special flights have been operated since May 2020 as part of the Vande Bharat mission and since July 2020 under bilateral “air bubble” agreements with some countries. Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], November 26 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Prime Minister K Stalin has written to the Union`s Aviation Minister, Jyotiraditya Scindia, asking him to conclude a temporary air traffic bubble agreement with Singapore and Malaysia to resolve the travel difficulties facing the Tamil diaspora due to the Covid-19 pandemic. He said a temporary air transport agreement with Singapore and Malaysia is essential to facilitate the movement of permanent resident Tamils and other travellers to these countries after arriving in India. Tamils who have their permanent residence in Singapore and Malaysia, and other travelers from our state who made their trip to India during the pandemic period, face difficulties for their return journey due to the unavailability of direct flights,” Stalin said in the letter. “Transport bubbles” or “air travel arrangements” are temporary agreements between two countries to resume commercial passenger services when scheduled international flights are suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are reciprocal in nature, which means that airlines in both countries enjoy similar benefits. The details of such agreements as the 18.11.2020 are as follows: “It seems that the worst is over. The agreement was part of the missing link that now exists.
The direct flights (Air India and Qantas) will help the return of students from India, Nepal and Bhutan,” he said. Thailand, Malaysia and China are not included in the list of countries with which India has a travel bubble agreement. He went on to talk about how the transport industry is affected in the absence of agreements on temporary “air traffic bubbles” with these countries. He said foreign airlines such as Qatar Airways, Emirates and Srilankan Airlines would corner domestic airlines. .