Flights to increase between India and Seychelles

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The government on Thursday approved an increase in flights between India and Seychelles from three to seven per week through a revised air service agreement (ASA) with the Indian Ocean country.

The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“Union cabinet today gave its approval for the signing of the revised ASA between India and Seychelles to modernise and update the existing ASA,” an official statement said.

The previous ASA was signed in 1978.

“The ASA signifies an important landmark in the civil aviation relations between India and Seychelles and has the potential to spur greater trade, investment, tourism and cultural exchanges between the two countries,” the statement said.

Currently, Air Sychelles operates to Ahemdabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi and Thiruvananthapuram through direct flights and a code share agreement with Air India.

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