Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Qatar Airways looking at potential Indian carriers for collaboration

New Delhi: Qatar Airways, which is interested in partnering with Indian carrier for expanding its air operations to India is looking at potential Indian carriers for collaboration, as it is eyeing to tap India’s civil aviation space.

Sources said the airline is exploring for an opportunity to tie-up with existing Indian carrier, both regional and airlines’ having pan India presence.

A senior official with the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) said that the Indian government had discussed the issue with the Qatar government – Qatar Airways is a state-owned airline – and the latter has evinced interested.

MoCA has reciprocated Qatar government’s plan and has written to the Qatar government to start an airline in India.

Qatar government had evinced interest during bilateral negotiations between the two countries for increased number of flights and expanding its aviation market to India recently.

Government sources said it has also suggested Qatar Airways to explore for partnering with Indian carriers for the regional connectivity scheme (RCS), which is aimed at connecting the remote airports of the country.
21/02/17 Sanjay Singh/New Indian Express

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