The Union cabinet of India on 3 September 2013 approved the India-Abu Dhabi bilateral air services agreement. Under this agreement the airlines of India and Abu-Dhabi can fly 50000 seats each week, an increase from the present level of 13700.
This increase of 36670 seats will take place in a phased manner spanning over a three-year period. An additional 11000 seats per week would be added to the current 13700 in 2013, another 12800 seats per week would be added in 2014 and 12870 more in 2015.
The bilateral air services agreement between India and Abu Dhabi allows their designated airlines to operate as well as increase or decrease the number of flights operating between them, the number of seats per week and even the type of the aircraft.
When: 3 September 2013