While the UAE continues to see upswing on the economic scale and minor hiccups too, airlines from the region are flying high for practical reasons. While Emirates and Etihad are clear leaders in the aviation segment, Qatar Airways too is a name that has bulked up over time. In fact, latest buzz reveals how QA is gearing up to tighten its Indian ops further. In the passenger section itself, the airline has upped its flight numbers over the years. From four operational cities that saw service by QA, the brand today operates across 12 Indian cities. Of course, the airline also has freighter operations in the country.
Akbar al Baker, the present CEO of Qatar Airways, however adds that while Emirates and Etihad are going all out to reach over the expansion targets in India, it has no such plans at this moment. It expanded its freighter service presence in the month of May and recently launched a second freighter to Delhi very recently.
While the airline plans to enhance its presence in the country, it is not bucking up instantly. The priority is to strengthen the quality of services as well as cater to the growing numbers of Indian travelers. Company data reveals that travelers from India belong to business flyers as well as those who visit relatives and friends. Qatar Airways operates 95 passenger service flights and 17 services for freight, on a weekly basis.