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Govt. announces increase in weekly seat entitlements on flights to several countries

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Government on November 16, 2015 announced increase in weekly seat entitlements on flights to Oman, Kenya and Ethiopia besides measures to boost air services with Scandinavian countries, including Sweden and Denmark.

The decision to enhance seat entitlements and air connectivity with multiple countries comes at a time when the Government is working on ways to boost the domestic aviation market.

Various agreements have been inked with Oman, Kenya, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark, during an international aviation conference held in Turkey in October 2015. With Oman, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed, which allows more than 5000 seats to airlines of the two sides. Similarly, the seat entitlements between India and Kenya have been increased from 14 frequencies to 21 additional frequencies; while for India and Ethiopia, it has been increased from 21 weekly frequencies to 28.