Union cabinet approves ASAs with Rwanda and Greece

The Union cabinet has approved the signing of an air services agreement (ASA) between India and Rwanda. Rwandan national carrier RwandAir has already announced its plans to launch air services to India from the next fiscal year (2017-18), with four flights per week to Mumbai. In a separate development, the government has also granted its approval for the signing of an ASA between India and Greece. Accordingly, Indian airlines will now be permitted to operate air services to Athens, Thessaloniki and Heraklion, while Greek airlines can establish direct operations to India’s six metro airports. Besides, Indian carriers have also been allowed to fly to any three other points in Greece from India.