Friday, November 04, 2016

No unfair slot allotment for Indian airlines: Dubai

Dubai International Airport said that Indian carriers are treated on par with airlines from other countries in the allocation of flight slots.

“Time slot allocation is a fair process which applies equally to all airlines across the globe,” Lorne Riley, Director, Corporate Communications and Business Development, Dubai Airports, informed the press.

“The allocation of arrival and departure time slots is based on the available capacity. The slots are administered by an independent company— Airport Coordination Limited —which is responsible for slot allocation at many other airports too,” he said.

The clarification comes ahead of India’s bilateral air services negotiations with Dubai. Earlier this year, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju had written to Dubai Civil Aviation Authority President Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum raising concerns relating to fair treatment of Indian carriers in terms of granting slots at the Dubai Airport.
04/11/16 The Hindu

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