Friday, May 17, 2019

Will seriously consider any partnership proposal from Indian carriers: Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways, which has sought additional seat capacity on temporary basis for its flights from Indian cities to Doha, Thursday said it will "seriously" consider any proposal for partnership from Indian carriers. The blockade on Qatar & withdrawal of 28 weekly between Doha and cities of New Delhi and Mumbai has increased the pressure on available seat capacity in Qatar-India routes, the airline said.
Jet Airways shut down operations temporarily on April 17 after it ran out of cash.
"Qatar Airways is always open for partnership with other airlines, including Indian carriers. We will seriously consider any proposal for partnership from Indian carriers," the airline said in a statement.
The Gulf carrier has submitted a formal request to the Indian authorities for an additional capacity on a temporary operating permit basis to meet the air traffic demand in Qatar-India routes.
The airline asked the civil aviation ministry to favourably consider its request for additional seat capacity "to help evacuate the stranded Indian passengers in Doha".
Airfares have already significantly increased due to the unexpected unavailability of restricted capacity during this summer peak season, it added.
17/05/19 PTI/Economic Times
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