In line with its vision to strengthen international connectivity from India, IndiGo recently launched two weekly flights between India and the Maldives under the air bubble. The first such agreement in South Asia was recently adopted as a result of the agreement between officials of the two Governments. IndiGo will operate flights twice a week on the Kochi-Male-Kochi route, contributing to all precautions to ensure a safe and stress-free travel experience aboard a stylish and clean aircraft. India has built an air bubble with Afghanistan. Indian airlines and Ariana Afghan Airlines are now allowed to operate flights between India and Afghanistan and carry the following categories of people on these flights: the agreement with the Maldives was reached during a video conference between Foreign Minister Dr Jaishankar and his Maldives counterpart, Abdulla Shahid. During the virtual meeting, India also announced a new $400 million Indian Credit Line of Credit (LoC), as well as a $100 million grant component for the Greater Male Connectivity Project. It will be the largest infrastructure project in the Maldives and connect Male to the islands of Villingili, Gulhifalhu and Thilafushi. IndiGo said it began flights on the Kochi-Male route from Thursday as part of the bilateral air blowing agreement between India and the Maldives. An article shared by Maldives (@maldives) on June 20, 2020 at 1:52pm PDT The Maldives was reopened to tourists on July 15, after being under a four-month lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak. With the reopening of tourism, the Maldives government has formally asked the Indian government to install a special air bubble between the two countries. The two countries are expected to reach an agreement within the next two to three days.
If this happens, we can soon expect an air bubble between India and the Maldives. Since July, India has struck separate bilateral air bubble pacts with countries like the United States, Britain, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and the Maldives India on Thursday signed an air bubble deal with the Maldives, making it the sixth country in a growing list of places Indians can go. The first flight for Male leaves by August 18. An air bubble between countries allows citizens to travel freely between certain nations without having to submit to quarantine upon arrival. . . .