Dubai seeks 50K seats more on India-UAE air routes

Dubai seeks 50K seats more on India-UAE air routes

Since 2014, India-Dubai bilaterals stand at 65,200 seats per week to be utilised by designated carriers of either sides.

Dubai has asked the Indian government to increase seats between the two countries by more 50,000 per week, local media reported.

Dubai Civil Aviation Authority director-general Mohammed A Ahli, on a letter to Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, has also sought permission for its airlines to fly direct to additional points of call — Amritsar, Tiruchirapalli, Coimbatore, Kannur, Goa, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati and Pune.

Since 2014, India-Dubai bilaterals stand at 65,200 seats per week to be utilised by designated carriers of either sides.

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The New Indian Express reports that the UAE has been mounting pressure on the Indian government to allow more flights from there. Even Emirates President Tim Clark had earlier asked the Indian government to open up more routes.

He also expressed his “great interest in serving other secondary cities in India as the Airports Authority of India recently upgraded to international standards”.

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