Qatar miffed by jump in India-Abu Dhabi airline seats, FM told PM

Members of Parliament, it seems, are not the only ones irked by the controversial increase in weekly airline seat entitlements between India and Abu Dhabi.

India’s energy partner Qatar was also disappointed with the speedy approval to the India-Abu Dhabi pact and the sentiment was conveyed to Finance Minister P Chidambaram in May by Qatar’s then Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, and Minister for Economy and Finance, Youssef Kamal.

“They are disappointed that there has been no follow up after the conclusions arrived at when the Emir visited India in April 2012. In particular, they are disappointed that no action has been taken on the promise to enhance bilateral rights to Qatar Airways but some steps have been taken in favour of Etihad airline,” Chidambaram wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after visiting Qatar on May 18-19.

Full report here Indian Express


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