India establishes air travel bubbles with France, US, similar plan in talks with Germany, UK; flights from July 17
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Till the time international flights get back to its pre-COVID numbers, Union Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Thursday said that India will focus on creating air travel bubbles with countries to transport international passengers.
Puri said that has established individual bilateral bubbles with France and the US that will allow airlines of each country in the pact to operate international flights. The minister also said that a similar kind of bubble will soon be permitted for flights to and from the UK and Germany.
Addressing a press conference, Puri said that Air France will be operating 28 flights between Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Paris from July 18 to August 1. He also said that American carrier United Airlines will be flying 18 flights between India and the US from July 17 to July 31.
"They (United) are flying a daily flight between Delhi and Newark and a thrice-a-week flight between Delhi and San Francisco," Puri said as reported by news agency PTI.
"We have got a request from Germans also.