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Turkish Airlines wants additional traffic rights to IndiGo: CEO Bilal Eksi

Such a unilateral increase in traffic rights will be unique to Türkiye and will also require a nod from the Indian government

Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Ek?i
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Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Ekşi

Aneesh Phadnis Mumbai
Turkish Airlines is open to a unilateral increase in traffic rights to Indian carriers that will allow them to increase the number of flights to Türkiye, Chief Executive Officer Bilal Eksi said on Tuesday.

Usually, traffic rights are exchanged on a reciprocal and equal basis between two countries. Turkish Airlines, however, is willing to support a unilateral increase in rights to IndiGo, which is its strategic partner.

Additional traffic rights, if granted, will allow IndiGo to carry more traffic to Türkiye and onwards to Europe, boosting its international operations.

“I believe the Turkish Civil Aviation Authority would have no objection

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First Published: Mar 21 2023 | 8:17 PM IST

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