Read also: Coronavirus International routes open on a case-by-case basis: THE DGCA The UAE wants an Open Sky deal with India, its ambassador to India A.R. Albanna said on Wednesday. Air freedom was formulated as a result of differences of opinion on the extent of the liberalization of air transport in the 1940s International Civil Aviation Convention, known as the Chicago Convention. “We need to look at what we call an open airspace policy instead of having a limited air transport contract in terms of capacity, in number of seats,” Banna said. “In many different sectors, there is enormous untapped growth potential. The UAE wants to be India`s preferred economic partner, and we want to work closely with India to improve on many levels,” al Banna said on the Webinar organized by Vijay Jolly, President of the Delhi Study Group. The 2016 National Civil Aviation Policy allows the government to conclude an open skies agreement on a reciprocal basis with ASARC nations and countries beyond a 5,000-kilometre radius of New Delhi. This story was published from a wireless agency feed without changing the text. The United Arab Emirates wants an open skies agreement with India. India has an open airspace policy with ASARC countries and countries beyond 5,000 km, which means that nations at this distance must enter into a bilateral agreement and determine the number of flights their airlines can fly between the two countries. Topics covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements in which India participates and/or undermine India`s interests “There needs to be an open airspace policy.
You can`t be protected and at the same time say you want to become a hub. Open skies policy and the fifth and sixth freedoms are two distinct themes,” Albanna said in a webinar organized by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry. India has signed open skies agreements with the United States, Greece, Jamaica, Guyana, Finland, Spain and Sri Lanka. Background: The United Arab Emirates (United Arab Emirates) recently expressed interest in an open-sky agreement with India. India`s Open Sky Policy The degree of “openness to the sky” depends on the freedoms of the air in the country granted to foreign airlines. Under the 1944 Convention on International Civil Aviation, there are nine such freedoms.