India-Korea flights up

airplane-475India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Republic of Korea in New Delhi on October 14, to enhance air services. Capacity entitlement has been increased from six weekly services to 19 weekly
services. Two additional points of call viz. Chennai and Bengaluru have been granted for Republic of Korea carriers. Apart from Tokyo and Los Angeles, two additional beyond points of call viz. Seattle and Vancouver, have been granted for Indian carriers which can mount air services to these destinations via Korea so that the operations could become more economical. Ho-Chi-Minh city is now available as an intermediate point to the carriers of both countries in addition to Bangkok, Macau or Hong Kong. Both sides agreed to allow domestic code-share to any four points in their respective countries. Retention of fifth freedom on intermediate points at 100 %, which had been a bone of contention in the previous talks. For fifth freedom for beyond points India succeeded in keeping the ratio at more than 50% (10 out of 19 frequencies) which was earlier only 50% of traffic rights.

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