India, UAE set to discuss bilateral air traffic rights
"Sources said there will be deliberations on re-designation of flights"
How does one intrerpret the above phrase?
I think 2 things can happen out of these talks:
a) The talks will only focus on "re-designation": Basically, the UAE rights will be considered as a nation as a whole, and not individual emirates. India gains because Indian airlines will use the underutilized AUH seats to fly to DXB, and to the extent that the individual emirates have not used their seats, they can freely allocate it among their carriers.
b) Rights will be increased to DXB. If so, Ajay Singh's influence is on display.
I hope it will be "a". If so, India would have the advantage. But, I already thought AUH didn't want to allocate its rights to any other emirate, and why should it agree especially after it lost a load of money on Jet.
By the way, with option "a" above, technically "Air Arabia Abu Dhabi" will no longer be needed as Air Arabia could, (using AUH's quota), fly additional seats/flights to India from Sharjah instead of AUH.http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/ ... 51679.htmlhttps://www.arabianbusiness.com/transpo ... fic-rights