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India approves air services pact with Abu Dhabi

India has approved the bilateral air services agreement signed with Abu Dhabi, enabling their airlines to fly 50,000 seats each week, up from the current level of 13,700, PTI has reported. Under the deal, the increase of 36,670 seats is to be carried out in a phased manner spread over a three-year period. While an additional 11,000 seats per week would be added to the existing 13,700 this year, another 12,800 seats per week would be added in 2014 and 12,870 more in 2015.