India MoCA to reallocate Jet Airways traffic rights for Bangladesh and Hong Kong

    India‘s Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola reported the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) received formal requests from airlines for the temporary reallocation of Jet Airways‘ international traffic rights and will now “evolve a transparent [standard operating procedure] SOP based on which the rights will be given” (Live Mint/Financial Express/CNBC-TV18/Indian Express/Telegraph India, 17/18-May-2019). India MoCA is expected to allocate vacant Jet Airways traffic rights to the following airlines:

    • Air India: Mr Kharola confirmed Air India will receive priority allocation, including additional seats on services to Doha, Dubai and London;
    • IndiGo: Allocated 35 to 40 additional frequencies per week to Dhaka and eight to 10 additional frequencies per week to Hong Kong. Includes rights to launch Delhi-Dhaka and Mumbai-Dhaka services and increase Kolkata-Dhaka frequency;
    • SpiceJet: Allocated 18 to 20 additional frequencies per week to Dhaka and 12 to 14 additional frequencies per week to Hong Kong. Includes rights to launch Delhi-Dhaka and Mumbai-Dhaka services and increase Kolkata-Dhaka frequency;
    • Vistara: Allocated five to seven frequencies per week to Dhaka, including rights to launch Delhi-Dhaka and Mumbai-Dhaka services;
    • GoAir.