Additional flights from India to Abu Dhabi are a possibility as India begins negotiations with Abu Dhabi to gain more seat entitlements. If they succeed, Jet Airways and Etihad Airways will able to add more flights to the route. On Sunday, Civil aviation minister Ajit Singh said that seat entitlements are currently full on both sides and the ministry is negotiating for additional traffic rights. In addition, the ministry is considering a proposal to extend their code-sharing agreement with Etihad.
However, until an agreement is signed, nothing can be said for certain. At the present time the two sides are negotiating a deal in which Etihad will be allowed 24% of Jet Airways flights. Singh would not answer whether the deal would help them develop Abu Dhabi as a hub, but did say that even Indian carriers need the opportunity to expand their international service. Right now, Indian carriers do not fly to Central Asia or Australia, but if they aren’t allowed these flights, then the airlines won’t grow.
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