No proposal from Qatar Air for airline in India: Aviation Minister

Ashwini Phadnis New Delhi | Updated on January 12, 2018

Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju says that the Ministry has not received any proposal from Qatar Airways for setting up a domestic airline here.

The airlines Chief Executive Officer, Al Baker had announced the intention to set up a 100 per cent owned airline in India at a trade event in Berlin Germany earlier this year.

The Qatar Investment Fund is expected to partner with Qatar Airways in the project. Meanwhile the proposal of Qatar Airways for setting up a domestic airline here has been opposed by the Federation of Indian Airlines, a grouping of domestic airlines.

SpiceJet, IndiGo and several other airlines are members of the Federation.

Published on May 30, 2017

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