Cabinet approves India-Sri Lanka Alliance Air flights

Prior to this approval, there was no commercial operation scheduled from Palaly and Batticaloa airports.

Published: 05th February 2020 03:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th February 2020 03:37 PM   |  A+A-

Air India, Aviation

An Air India flight takes off (File photo | Reuters)

By IANS

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet has granted ex-post facto dispensation to Alliance Air, a 100 per cent subsidiary of Air India, to fly on international sectors between India and Sri Lanka.

A special dispensation is allowed for the interim period till Alliance Air deploys minimum of 20 aircraft or 20 per cent of total capacity, whichever is higher for domestic operations, a government statement after the Cabinet meeting said.

The ongoing strategic disinvestment of Air India does not include sale of Alliance Air. The government intends to retain the airline under its fold and is strengthening its operations so that the airline would become the national carrier post Air India sale.

India has close bilateral ties with Sri Lanka and our interest is to increase connectivity and to expand people to people contacts between the two countries, the government statement said.

Prior to this approval, there was no commercial operation scheduled from Palaly and Batticaloa airports.

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  • PRABHATH PATABENDI

    One of the best decisions
    15 days ago reply
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