India and Fiji, Air Services Agreement Approved by Union Cabinet [ Current Affairs ]

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New Air Services Agreement (ASA) of India and Fiji has got green signal by the Union Cabinet. The Agreement was firstly signed in January, 1974 and this is updation of the existing ASA.

Key Facts

  • The main aim behind this updation of ASA is to improve the air connectivity between the two India and Fiji, with the latest developments in civil aviation sector.
  • Both countries will be allowed to designate one or more airline under this agreement.
  • These airlines can also have rights to create offices in other country for advancement and sale of air services.
  • The selected airlines also have fair and equal chance to function the decided services on specified routes.
  • The routes and frequencies shall be decided later.
  • These airlines also have authority to select tariffs of the agreed services at practical levels based on the commercial considerations.
  • They also can engage with cooperative marketing arrangements together with the selected carriers of same party and other party.

About Air Services Agreement:

  • Air service agreement (ASA) is an agreement between two nations for international commercial air transport services among their territories.
  • The two-sided agreement came under the Chicago convention and associated multilateral treaties.
  • The Chicago Convention was signed in December 1944 and since that it has governed international air services.

- Published on: August 29, 2016