Emirates, Qatar Airways want Indian traffic rights revised
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Emirates, Qatar Airways want Indian traffic rights revised

Emirates, Qatar Airways want Indian traffic rights revised

Emirates Airline and Qatar Airways have said they are keen on increasing their share of traffic rights in India after Etihad Airways managed to quadruple its access into the sub-continent accompanied by an equity deal with Jet Airways, The Economic Times has reported. "We need more seats. Suddenly Etihad has got 33,000 seats more. We've been asking for revision of traffic rights into India for five years since 2008. Our request predates theirs and the die has been cast in that direction," Emirate's president Tim Clark told the daily. Similarly, Qatar Airways' CEO, Akbar al Baker expressed the same approach towards the Indian market. "We are interested to expand further in India. But this depends on the strategy of the government of India. How they want the aviation industry to evolve in this great country of yours. We are requesting for additional traffic rights," said al Baker.

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