India signs Bilateral Air Service Agreement
New Delhi: If a site in India is designated as a point of call in the Bilateral Air Service Agreement (ASA) signed between India and the country that has designated the airline, any designated foreign airline may operate to or from that point. The list of the 116 foreign nations with which India has signed ASAs is attached as Annexure.
Under the scope of the Bilateral Air Service Agreement that India has signed with other nations, Indian designated carriers are free to mount scheduled operations to/from any international airport, including Kannur International Airport.
The Government of India is now refusing to provide any non-metro airport to any foreign carrier as a new point of call for the purpose of running passenger services due to the considerable imbalance in the number of points of call in favour of foreign carriers.