MAPS: New international flying rights granted to Indian carriers

India’s erstwhile civil aviation ministry has granted new international flying rights to both national carrier Air India, and private carriers Jet Airways and SpiceJet.

First up is Air India, which received flying rights for  several new routes from its Delhi and Mumbai hubs.

The Sydney and Melbourne rights give credence to the idea that Air India plans to begin operations on the Kangaroo route. 

Meanwhile, Jet Airways received a mix of routes from Delhi and Mumbai as well.

Of these routes, Mumbai-Zurich and Delhi-Tashkent are the best prospects (especially the former if Jet Airways is able to secure a place in the Star Alliance). Finally, SpiceJet secured a potpourri of international rights, though a couple could be used to augment their burgeoning central hub in Delhi.

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