Germany’s Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Dubai-based Emirates Airlines will soon be able to fly Airbus A380s, a super jumbo which is the world’s largest passenger airplane, to India, according to a story in an Indian business publication Tuesday.
The civil aviation ministry is planning to relax rules in bilateral air service agreements (ASAs) by doing away with the ‘aircraft type’ clause. With this, international airlines will be able to fly any aircraft to India according to their strategies.
An ASA, signed between two countries, specifies the number of weekly seats or services and the point of calls (destinations from which airlines from other countries can fly). Emirates and Lufthansa, which have been waiting for the civil aviation ministry’s approval to fly A380s to India for the last couple of years, will benefit from the government’s new move.
For the complete story by the Business Standard’s Disha Kanwar, click here.