The air bubble agreement which was signed between India and Germany is suspended by the European nation till 14th October,2020.
This unexpected move by the European nation comes just after German flag carrier Lufthansa suspended it’s operation to India citing ‘unexpected rejection’ by the Indian authorities.
According to Hindustan Times ( a Indian news daily), India and Germany will hold talks to reinstate the flights between both the countries as soon as possible. An Air India official said, “ All our flights to Frankfurt have been suspended till 14th October,2020 due to the suspension of air bubble agreement between India and Germany.”
Tensions between the two countries’ authorities have been high for a while. Indian aviation regulator DGCA had earlier said that the restrictions in place for indians travelling to Germany put the Indian carriers at a disadvantage as Air India was operating only 3-4 flights a week to Germany whereas Lufthansa operated 20 flights a week from Frankfurt and Munich to India.
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