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Bilateral rights row: Don't club us with GCC nations, says Jazeera Air CEO

India and Kuwait revised the air service agreement in 2007 and carriers of both sides are entitled to deploy 12,000 seats per week each, but that limit has now got exhausted

Jazeera Airways CEO Rohit Ramachandran
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Jazeera Airways CEO Rohit Ramachandran

Aneesh Phadnis New Delhi
Indian regulators should not club Kuwait with other Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries while deciding on awarding bilateral rights because it does not have a mega carrier that competes with Indian airlines on long-haul routes, said Rohit Ramachandran, chief executive officer, Jazeera Airways.

Jazeera Airways is a private Kuwaiti low-cost airline. It operates 30 weekly flights to eight cities in India but its growth has been slow due to limited traffic rights.

India and Kuwait revised the air service agreement in 2007 and carriers of both sides are entitled to deploy 12,000 seats per week each. But that limit has

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First Published: Mar 21 2023 | 6:08 PM IST

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