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'Very vexing': Emirates president on bilateral rights being frozen

At the CAPA India Aviation Summit 2023, Clark stated that the Indian market will grow, and there will be pressure on airlines that operate international flights from India


Deepak Patel New Delhi
Emirates Airline President Tim Clark termed India’s decision to not expand bilateral rights between India and Dubai as “very vexing”, adding it is a “pity” the carrier is unable to operate more flights to India amid high demand.

Under the bilateral air services agreement signed between India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2014 for India-Dubai routes, each country’s carriers can fly 66,504 seats per week in each direction.

Emirates has used up its entire allocation of bilateral rights, and is currently operating 334 weekly flights between Dubai and India.

At the CAPA India Aviation Summit 2023, Clark stated

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First Published: Mar 21 2023 | 9:47 PM IST

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