Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Dubai wants to fly 50,000 more passengers from India per week; Indian airlines wonder why

In the recent past, Dubai has emerged as the favourite holiday destination for Indians looking for a quick escape from their hectic lives, which is why we see almost everyone from the upper middle class of the society either visiting or planning to visit Dubai. However, if you think that the number of Indians visiting Dubai has already reached its height, you would be amazed to know that Dubai isn't yet tired of hosting Indians, which is why it is seeking to expand air traffic with India and adding 50,000 more seats per week to the current two-way capacity.

However, the proposal will surely be opposed by both local and foreign airlines as it would disproportionately benefit the emirate's flag carrier at the cost of others.

If the proposal is accepted, carriers from the two sides will be flying up to 1.13 lakh passengers every week, a number higher than the combined entitlements allowed under bilateral air traffic agreements with Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Sharjah and Oman.
16/02/16 Business Insider
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