India will take over the France Air Service after an agreement signed last month was signed by the government, French President Emmanuel Macron said in a tweet on Thursday.
India will take on the French air service after an accord signed last week was signed between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Emmanuel Modi.
Read moreThe agreement, which also includes a reduction in fares, a free Wi-Fi network and a national identity card, is the first step in India’s plan to bring air travel back to India.
Prime Minister Modi’s government is also negotiating to bring back the national airline, Air India, from a three-year hiatus, he said in the tweet.
Modi and Modi, who is seeking re-election next year, met in Paris in December to sign a deal on aviation that included an agreement to revive Air India.
The government said in December that the two leaders would work on the details of the deal.
The Paris agreement, known as the Air India India Agreement, calls for Air India to re-launch services after a six-year delay, which it had said would be in line with India’s own aviation infrastructure.
India’s government also said it would pay a share of the cost of the airline’s future flights, and to improve air connectivity in the country.