New Delhi, Feb 5 : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday 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.
Briefing reporters here after the Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said a special dispensation is allowed for the interim period till M/s. Alliance Air deploys minimum of 20 Aircraft or 20 per cent of total capacity, whichever is higher for domestic operations.
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, Mr Javadekar said. Prior to this approval there was no commercial operation scheduled from Palaly and Batticaloa airports. (UNI)