The mandatory registrations were concluded two months ago, after the start of the air corridor contract. India will have to continue looking for air bubbles to relieve the pain of the country`s airlines. The government has not yet announced any measures to help the industry, and airline sources have said this will put most airlines at risk. With some European countries reporting a second wave of infection, air bubbles allowing citizens to travel freely between certain nations under a reciprocal agreement appear to be the “new normal”, even if demand for international air travel remains low. The EU`s civil aviation minister, Hardeep Singh Puri, said India was negotiating air bubble agreements with 13 other countries. The extension of India`s commercial flight ban until the end of the year complicates matters and an air travel agreement for the opening of commercial flights between the United Arab Emirates and India has been extended until the end of the year. Such regulations will also enable group members to reconnect with each other and stimulate sectors such as travel and tourism. The Baltic countries, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia, were the first to create an air bubble that allowed free travel between themselves while limiting external people. But some are willing to give some leeway to India`s aviation prospects. John Boyd, founder of the consulting firm Boyd Company, said the extension of the commercial flight ban is only a long-term “piracy,” “given the enormous and untapped potential of the entire tourism and travel sector in India, which is in turn fueled by business travel and tourism. With regard to the Air Bubble agreement, India had initially built travel bubbles with countries such as the United States, Germany and France. Since then, India has entered into agreements with a total of 17 nations, including countries such as Canada, the Maldives, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Japan and more. VaE and India are helping citizens return home under the Vande Bharat mission, launched by the Indian government in the midst of the Covid 19 pandemic.
The bilateral agreement on air bubble flights between the two countries was due to end on 30 September. However, the two countries have agreed to extend the India-EAU bubble. Air bubble flights between the United Arab Emirates and India will be available until October. India currently only flies flights under “air bubble” agreements, giving the country`s airlines an advantage. It is now a secret that these agreements constitute a form of indirect support to the country`s troubled airlines. Embassy officials confirmed that an increase of 240,000 Indians had travelled to the United Arab Emirates since the signing of the bilateral travel agreement.