And India needs more seats to DXB why?
For starters, even Indian carriers have exhausted their quota and would want more bilateral seats to expand.
So again, what does Indian gain again?
This is frankly a very narrow minded view of things. Whether we like it or not UAE is very important to India for trade, investments, defence and employment.
No one is saying to turn back the clock and reduce seats. India and the UAE are very well linked.Pax that want the joy of connecting through DXB have tons of options. There are plenty of unused seats with AUH and other emirates. If the allocate to all emirates then Indian carriers can have more usable seats and so can EK. That’s why the GOI suggestion makes the most sense. Also airfares between DXB and India are not high. EK is Just desperate to feed their international hub. Why is that India’s problem? The GOI has done a good job of connecting a ton of indian cities to the Middle East. Now it needs to help develop connectivity to EU, Asia, Africa, NA, Australia. Other than Europe, India has poor nonstop connectivity.
uh The Indian government should be focused on the benefits to the consumer NOT to the local Indian airlines ....
If EK wants to expand they should be allowed to it is only better for the customer.
airfares are not high? who makes that call? if airfares have the ability to go lower with greater supply it is better for the customer
Indian carriers are scared of EK because they are incompetent- the cannot provide the same level of service and be profitable
protectionism is terrible for the consumer and long term for the Airlines as well as they do not learn to adapt
The government needs to help develop ?!!!! are you kidding me
the government needs to get out.... AI is the biggest example of Indian government failure
all the best airports in India are run by private companies.
General Indian rule of thumb- the government is incompetent
What does India gain- more choice for the customer and more pressure on the incompetent Indian airlines that refuse to start nonstop flights
The government is for the people not for Indigo...