As per the release by GOI, India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Republic of Korea (RoK) after negotiations in New Delhi on 14th-15th October 2015.
(Union Minister for Civil Aviation – Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati)
- Signing of MoUs will enhance bilateral air service cooperation between the two countries and to boost economic and people-to-people cooperation.
Areas under the pact
|Capacity Entitlement||Increased from existing 6 services per week to 19 services per week.|
|Points of Call||Two additional points of call viz. Chennai and Bengaluru have been granted for Republic of Korea carriers.|
|Additional Beyond Points||Apart from Tokyo and Los Angeles, two additional beyond points of call viz. Seattle and Vancouver, have been granted for Indian carriers|
|Intermediate Point||Ho-Chi-Minh city is now available as an intermediate point to the carriers of both countries in addition to Bangkok, Macau or Hong Kong.|
|Domestic code share points||To increase seamless connectivity for the benefit of passengers|
- Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi visited to the Republic of Korea (ROK) on May 18-19, 2015 on the invitation of President of RoK Park Geun-hye. The two leaders encouraged an aviation cooperation conference by their respective civil aviation authorities to amend the bilateral Air Services Agreement with a view to enhancing flight connectivity and covering more cities.