India-Abu Dhabi air services deal approved

The Cabinet has approved the India-Abu Dhabi bilateral air services agreement which will enable their airlines to fly more than 50,000 seats each week, up from the current 13,700.

The agreement which had run into a controversy, received post-facto approval of the Union Cabinet at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here.

The agreement will allow the designated carriers of India and Abu Dhabi to have 50,000-seat capacity each week. This increase of seats would be carried out in a phased manner spread over a three-year period.

While an additional 11,000 seats per week would be added to the existing 13,700 this year, another 12,800 seats per week would be added in 2014 and 12,870 more in 2015.

Full report here Hindu


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