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Indian carriers need not shy away from competition: Noida Int'l Airport CEO

"Our business case is based on the premise of growth. It is in our interest and everyone else to see growth in domestic and international traffic," he said

NIA CEO Christoph Schnellmann
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Christoph Schnellmann, chief executive officer of Noida International Airport

Aneesh Phadnis New Delhi
India has strong, successful, and high-quality airlines that need not be shy of competing with foreign airlines, Christoph Schnellmann, chief executive officer of Noida International Airport (NIA), said at the CAPA India Aviation Summit 2023 on Wednesday.

Schnellmann commented in response to a question on international traffic rights.

Countries such as Oman, Kuwait, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates have urged India to allow additional flights. The Ministry of Civil Aviation has made it clear that there will be no increase in traffic rights for these countries at the moment. While such a move will benefit Indian carriers, this can

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First Published: Mar 22 2023 | 8:06 PM IST

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