Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Singapore Refuses To Sign New Bilateral With India  
User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3284 posts, RR: 10
Posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2891 times:

From:

http://www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=67236

and

http://www.financialexpress.com/fe_full_story.php?content_id=86364

MUMBAI, MARCH 27: Singapore has refused to sign the bilateral pact for flights with India. This means the hoped-for increase in the number of flights between the two countries is unlikely to happen. Earlier this month, representatives of the Indian and Singapore governments met to sign the bilateral agreement. But the meeting was inconclusive. For the time being, there does not seem to be any possibility of further negotiations.

The issue gains significance in the light of the government’s permission to allow private domestic carriers including Jet Airways and Air Sahara to fly to more overseas destinations including Singapore. A senior official in the aviation industry said, ‘‘Representatives from both the countries met earlier this month, but the signing of the bilateral agreement did not take place.’’ The official added that the talks were centred around the issue of having more flights between India and Singapore.




Does anyone have any details on exactly what it is that Singapore refused to sign?

Pure speculation on my part - India wanted to "gradually" open up the market, but Singapore wanted a mechanism where they could get their desired 210 flights a week (discussed in the past)? Or possibly Singapore wants "cabotage" rights within India (Imagine flying Bangalore -> Ahmedabad on SQ!)?


Latest Trip Report - GoAir BLR-BOM-BLR
1 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2789 times:

I can't imagine that Singapore is holding out for cabotage rights within India. The number of permitted frequencies is entirely plausible. Hopefully, they'll work it out.

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Copa Daily To Cancun, New Bilateral With Mexico posted Thu Oct 13 2005 14:40:25 by Luisca
Brazil-Peru Sign New Bilateral, Flights To Triple posted Mon May 9 2005 14:59:23 by Hardiwv
Colombia - Brazil Sign New Bilateral posted Sat Sep 17 2005 23:30:11 by Brasuca
A-I Wants To Sport A New Look With Bigger Fleet posted Mon Oct 18 2004 18:20:37 by Karan69
Air Pacific To Introduce New Livery With The 744 posted Wed Mar 26 2003 11:50:07 by Na
Vietnam Airlines To Sign New U.S. Code-Share Deal posted Wed May 16 2001 00:33:50 by Jiml1126
India, UK Agree To New Bilateral Talks posted Fri Jul 23 2004 19:01:20 by B747-437B
Capt. Refuses To Fly Onur 321-new Info posted Fri Oct 27 2006 15:47:37 by TK787
Georgia Refuses To Accept Aircraft With Deportees. posted Wed Oct 11 2006 19:30:14 by Tu204
UAE-India New Bilateral Agreement posted Fri Dec 9 2005 00:58:04 by LAXDESI