International Flights Latest News: Days after Lufthansa airlines cancelled its flights to India for unexpected rejections, Germany on Friday said it will hold talks with India on October 6 on how to resume passenger flight operations between the two countries. Also Read - Captured Chinese Soldier Who Strayed Into Ladakh Handed Over by Indian Army
“We have received signals that India is also interested in a quick and satisfactory solution for both sides,” the German Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) told news agency PTI. Also Read - International Flights: Spicejet Announces Muscat-Delhi & Muscat-Ahmedabad Services From Oct 22 Under Air Bubble Pact
Earlier this week, Lufthansa airlines had cancelled all its planned flights between India and Germany from September 30 to October 20 because of an “unexpected rejection” of its flight schedule by the Indian authorities. Also Read - International Flights: India, Japan Announce Air Bubble, Fly Directly From Delhi to Tokyo From Nov 2 | Details Here
On the other hand, Air India also on Thursday cancelled all its 12 flights between Frankfurt and India till October 14 because Germany withdrew its permission to operate them.
The German Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure said that the aim is to find a solution on how to restore civil air transport between Germany and India in the spirit of the existing air transport agreement between our two countries.
Notably, scheduled international passenger flights have been suspended in India since March 23 due to the coronavirus lockdown. However, special flights have been permitted under “air bubble” arrangements India has formed with 16 countries, including Germany.
Lufthansa on Tuesday had said that it had applied for continuation of the special flights it was allowed to operate until the end of September but would now have to cancel them because of the “unexpected rejection”.
The German carrier said it “sincerely urges” Indian authorities to work together with the German government to establish a temporary travel agreement between both countries.
(With inputs from PTI)