Qatar Airways wants more Indian flight rights following Jet Airlines' collapse

_A Monitor Report01 Jun, 2019 | 161 Views|-+
Doha : Qatar Airways is seeking temporary additional seat capacity for flights from Doha to India in the aftermath of the Jet Airways' collapse.

The airline said it is considering any proposal for partnership from Indian carriers. This news comes after a meeting was held on May 17 between Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola and top airline CEOs.

The aim of the meeting was to discuss reallocation of unused foreign rights of Jet Airways.

A formal request to the Indian authorities has been submitted for additional capacity on a "temporary operating permit basis" in order to meet the air traffic demand of Qatar-India routes. The request will "help evacuate the stranded Indian passengers in Doha".

According to the news agency, the allocated seat capacity in the Qatar-India aviation market has not been increased for nine years. Negotiations for bilateral air traffic rights between the two countries last took place in 2009.

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