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India and Greece sign air services agreement

Staff Writer |
The Indian Union Cabinet has cleared the way for the much-awaited Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and Greece.

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Both countries shall be entitled to designate one or more airline. The designated airlines of the two countries shall have fair and equal opportunity to operate the agreed services on specified routes.

As per the Route Schedule, the Indian carriers can operate to Athens, Thessaloniki, HerakIion and any 3 points to be specified later in Greece from points in India, whereas the carriers of Hellenic Republic can establish direct operation to 6 metros viz. New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennal.

Any points shall be available as intermediate and beyond point for the designated carriers of India as well as the designated carriers of Greece.

ASA can spur greater trade, investment, tourism and cultural exchange between the two countries.

It will provide enabling environment for enhanced and seamless connectivity while providing commercial opportunities to the carriers of both the sides ensuring greater safety and security.

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