Saturday, July 07, 2018

Chinese carriers fly into great wall of India

India has rejected the Chinese government’s request to allow its carriers add more flights on the India-China route after strong opposition from Indian carriers which felt that the
move would jeopardise their own expansion plans.
IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet and GoAir along with Air India, in a rare show of solidarity, decided to oppose the Chinese plan in a recent meeting with aviation ministry officials.
The meeting was held after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s China trip in June where the Chinese government demanded an increase in flying rights for its carriers.
“There was a proposal to increase flying rights between the two countries, but Indian carriers opposed it on the grounds that they have plans to launch flights to China and the
government should not agree on allowing more flights to Chinese airlines, as it would jeopardise their plans,” an aviation ministry official said on condition of anonymity. He added that government has decided against increasing any bilateral traffic rights.
07/07/18 Economic Times