I'm not sure this will end the bilateral related woes when only about 14k seats are available in total on the UAE side, with most of the unutilised capacity remaining with Abu Dhabi, who may not be keen on letting Emirates use them. This will only be a stop gap measure until the Indian carriers utilise 80% of the remaining allocation after which we will be back to the drawing board. This has been repeated ad nauseam but India needs to stop this ad hoc allocation of rights and come up with a bilateral policy that is in the best interest of common Indian folk and not just protect the Indian carriers.
I'm sorry, I fail to understand how more seats for UAE carriers = good for the common Indian folk? EK has kept India-DXB fares relatively high using O&D to subsidize long haul connecting traffic. Are we agreed on that? India-UAE has a ton of carriers flying the route = competition = good for consumers. Indian carriers really have driven low cost travel between DXB, AUH and India. You have to think of things broader than just one bilateral. If Indian carriers go out of business, competition goes down and the consumer loses. Each new route that is launched (and it can only be launched if the carrier can make some profit), helps keeps fares down. Just having EK fly 5X a day DXB-HYD with no Indian carriers pushes fares UP. By clubbing the agreements together, the excess seats AUH is allocated will see Indian carriers add more capacity to DXB-India. This is where the seats are needed. As long as EK continues to allocate too many seats to their long haul connecting business, Indian carriers will then serve O&D and drive prices down. EK wants more seats in order to help expansion into the US (and Africa, Europe). You are kidding yourself if you think they are interested in lowering India-DXB fares. I missed the concept of allowing EK to fly from say AUH-India. I don't think that should be allowed. UAE's airlines are heavily subsidized. Indian carriers have some right to make a profit. Just the competition between Indian carriers and the one dominant UAE carrier on the route is probably enough to ensure "the common man" gets a good fare.
Well said and regarding DXB-HYD market,Hyd is one of the solid markets for Middle east destinations and u find a few mere number of Indian carriers.Correcting your point regarding DXB-HYD has 2 Indian operators.
HYD,BLR,MAA has strong O&D for NA,as well as middle East traffic and we see the number of flights operated by them against the few Indian operators .
(Cochin to be precise tops in flights for ME)
EK-3X77W daily DXB-HYD,BLR,MAA
FZ-1x738 daily DXB-HYD,MAA
AI-1X321. Daily DXB-HYD,MAA
6E-1×320 Daily DXB-HYD,BLR,MAA
DXB-HYD-6 Daily,DXB-MAA-6 Daily,DXB-BLR-5 Dialy
EY-2x320,1x321,1x332(twice weekly)instead of A321 daily AUH-HYD.
2X320,1X321 daily. AUH-BLR.
3X320 Daily. AUH-MAA.
9W-1X738 Daily AUH-HYD.
AUH-HYD-4 daily,AUH-MAA-3 daily,AUH-BLR-3 Daily.
WY-3x737-900ER Daily. MCT-HYD
WY-2x737-800 Daily. MCT-MAA.MCT-BLR
AI-1x319 Daily .MCT-MAA,Weekly 3 MCT-HYD
6E-1X320 Daily MCT-MAA.
MCT-HYD-3 Daily,3 Weekly,MCT-MAA-4 daily,MCT-BLR-2 Daily.
SV-1x77W Weekly 4.JED-HYD
SV-1X333 Weekly 3.JED-MAA,Weekly 1 JED-BLR
AI-1x747 Weekly 3 JED-HYD
SV-1X77W Weekly 3 RUH-HYD
SV-1X333 Weekly 3 RUH-MAA,Weekly 2 RUH-BLR
9W-1x738 daily DMM-HYD.
SV-1x77W Weekly once DMM-HYD.
AI-1x320 Weekly 2. KWI-HYD-MAA
KU-1X332 Weekly 5 KWI-MAA,
KU-1x320 Weekly 5 KWI-BLR.
QR-1x321 daily. DOH-HYD
QR-1X332 daily DOH-MAA
QR-1x77W daily DOH-BLR
Air arabia-1x320 daily HYD-SHJ,BLR-SHJ,MAA-SHJ.
GF-2×321 daily BAH-HYD,BAH-MAA
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