Indian carriers accuse Emirates and Flydubai of exceeding their weekly seat allowance on flights to the country

By Shayan Shakeel 14 May 2017
Indian carriers accuse Emirates and Flydubai of exceeding their weekly seat allowance on flights to the country

India and the UAE are set to have a new round of bilateral talks where weekly seat capacity on flights from Dubai will be discusses, India's civil aviation secretary, Rajiv Nayan Choubey, has said.

Choubey was addreessing recent complaints made by The Federation of Indian Airlines, and reported by the Business Standard, accusing Emirates and Fly Dubai of exceeding the 63,000 seats permitted by the Bilateral Air Services Agreement signed by the UAE and India last year.

The Federation of Indian Airlines represents Jet Airways, Indigo Airlines, SpiceJet, and GoAir.

Both of Dubai's airlines have rejected the allegations.

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