21 January 2007

India-Qatar air services arrangements expanded

On 20 December 2006, in a new Memorandum of Understanding, India and Qatar agreed to an expansion of the routes and capacity available under their air services arrangements. On 21 December 2006 the Financial Express reported on what extra services Qatar Airways plans to provide to India. The subsequent announcement by the airline about its "huge" increase in services to India is available here.

Not only is there a significant market between India and the Gulf but also Qatar Airways is well placed to exercise sixth freedom rights to carry traffic between India and the European Union via Doha.

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