India and the UK have inked a pact to ease restrictions on the number of scheduled flights between the two countries. “Limits on flights from key Indian cities including Chennai and Kolkata have been scrapped, allowing for a greater range of flights for passengers while providing a boost to trade and tourism for the UK and India,” the Civil Aviation Ministry said in a release. Both countries have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to ease restrictions on the number of scheduled flights between the two countries. According to the release, the agreement also opened all destinations in the UK for Indian carriers for code share flights and reciprocally the UK airlines can operate code share flights to any international airport in India, through domestic code share arrangements. “The increase in number of flights between the UK and India is encouraging news for our businesses and tourists… I am sure that this agreement will bring direct and indirect benefits to many sectors of the economies of our two countries,” Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said.