IATA supports India on changing norms for flying international, stresses on bilateral air services rights

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has supported India’s move to abolish the international flying eligibility norms despite opposition from Air India and Jet Airways, the association’s members from the country.

The difference of opinion among various stakeholders notwithstanding, it is important to look at the big picture, IATA director general and chief executive Tony Tyler said on the sidelines of the association’s annual general meeting in Miami. “India has a lot of bilateral air services rights that have not been utilised. The government needs to take a holistic view and work towards increasing the utilisation of these rights by Indian carriers.

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