Ahlain Emirates777, Kaif 7alak?
I'm back!!! (Used to be member "Qatar") thanks to Johan Lundgren for allowing to rejoin.
Anyway back to the topic...
Qatar Airways intended to start flights to Bangalore in early 2001 and they even advertised the service but they were never given approval, but you are correct Qatar Airways will be flying to both Bangalore (BLR) and Cochin (COK) in the 4th Quarter this year probably around Novemeber. I expect flight to be operated by the A320 but the A300-600R is not ruled out.
"Talks are at an advanced stage with permission likely to come through soon. Wait to see if Emirates will be granted more seats on the other India routes."
Qatar Airways have also been awarded extra seats on the DOH-BOM sector and they will upgrade the flights from 4x weekly to daily. Air India will also upgrade DOH-BOM to daily. What is interesting is that Air India flies the B747-200 or the A310 to DOH while they can't sell all the seats on the aircraft, I can't remeber exactly but I think the limit is on 120 seats or something similar, seems like a waste of a 747 to me.
"They are also looking to startup Cochin and Trivandrum in September"
I heard that too, I think that Cochin might come earlier than Trivandrum but we will see.
Feels good to be back