The Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri K.C Venugopal informed Lok Sabha today that at present there is no Open Sky Policy with the ASEAN countries. However, there is a proposal for entering into Multilateral Agreement on Air Services with the Government of the Member States of ASEAN countries. The provisions of such Multilateral Agreement are to be based on principles of sovereignty of nations, nationality of carriers and reciprocity in terms of commercial opportunities for the airlines of the participating Member States, taking into account views of stakeholders .
The development of facilities at the airports for improved services and management of Air Traffic is a continuous process and Airports Authority of India (AAI) has deployed and in some cases planned measures like radar integration, Harmonization of Upper Airspace, Central Air Traffic Management, Performance Based Navigation, Standard Instrument Departures, Standard Terminal Arrival Routes, Cross runway operations etc. to meet increased air traffic demand and eliminate delays in the air and on the ground