Dont know if this has already been touched upon in these pages, but just got to know that EK and MH lead the pack in offering additional capacity to/from India this winter during the open sky period 15NOV03-29FEB04. Other carriers who would make use of this facility are GF, CX, SQ, RJ, DL and LH.
Curiously Etihad Airways - the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (!!!) has also published a schedule reflecting operations to BOM 3/7 from AUH from Winter with a foot note "subject to bilateral issues". Have learnt from reliable sources that the Ministry of Civil Aviation has directed their application to be processed at God Speed.
Comments and inputs welcome.