ASEAN-India air agreement pushed

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) plans to conclude an air services agreement with India by the end of next year to boost regional movement of both passengers and cargo.


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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) plans to conclude an air services agreement with India by the end of next year to boost regional movement of both passengers and cargo, a senior ASEAN official said according to a Dow Jones report.

“Initial discussions at the technical level have already taken place and there is a commitment at the highest level to sign this agreement in 2012,” ASEAN Deputy Secretary-General S. Pushpanathan said on the sidelines of a conference organised by the Institute of South Asian Studies.

He said the agreement will facilitate opening up of more point-to-point routes for air services between India and ASEAN countries. Pushpanathan noted that the bulk of the flights between India and the Asean region are currently to Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.