|Quoting behramjee (Reply 5):|
Lucknow and Jaipur have good potential for a 5 weekly A320 service if QR operated there. LKO
After Kerala, I am told the largest number of GCC based labor workers hailing from India originate from Uttar Pradesh state of which LKO-Lucknow is the main international airport gateway point.
What QR also desperately need is a 2nd daily BOM flight with an A321.
may be interesting destinations, but QR
does not have rights to these two points in the bilaterals. The points are specified and barring NAG
is operating to all other points given to them.
cannot start a 2nd BOM
because even that is not permitted under the current bilateral.
Unless there is a Temporary Operating Permit granted to Qatar (highly unlikely) or a new bilateral between India and Qatar (even more unlikely) which may give them new points, for all of Akbar's annoucements, what he can presently do is restart NAG
and upgauge to CCU
besides maybe a couple of other points. For new points he can howl at the moon.
And if the Government does indeed give them any new point - it may just provide the spark for the opposition to pull the Government down. Vayalar and his masters love their chairs way too much to try any such adventures.
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