Friday, March 17, 2017

Qatar Airways' proposal would be allowed only after proper examination: Aviation secy

New Delhi: The government today said any proposal by Qatar Airways for FDI would be allowed only after proper examination, said a top government official today.

"In general, we welcome FDI. As far as a specific proposal is concerned that proposal has to follow the approval route... I can not predict that. The government process will examine," aviation Secretary R N Choubey told reporters today in response to whether a foreign airline with an investment partner can own 100 per cent of an airline in India.

The statement assumes significance, as Indian carriers had registered a protest to the government on an announcement by Qatar Airways to launch an airline in India.
17/03/17 Mihir Mishra/Economic Times