New Delhi, May 2: Minister for civil aviation Praful Patel and New Zealand's economic development minister Trevor Mallard today signed a new air services agreement allowing new airlines to operate daily flights to India.
Under the pact negotiated last October, airlines in New Zealand can operate seven own-aircraft services per week to Mumbai via Australia and/or Singapore.
They can also code-share with an Indian partner airlines to five Indian cities -- Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata -- as often as they wish. These services can also be via Australia and/or Singapore.
Indian airlines can operate own-aircraft services to Auckland and code-share to Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown and Dunedin.