Foreign direct investment (FDI) rules in India are putting Qatar Airways launch of an airline in India on hold, the company said.
Qatar said it would wait for the rules in India to become more “favourable” before launching an airline subsidiary in the country.
Aviation secretary R N Choubey said Qatar Airways would be able to launch the airline only if it gets an Indian partner.
Qatar Airways Company Q.C.S.C. is the state-owned flag carrier of Qatar. Headquartered in the Qatar Airways Tower in Doha, the airline operates a hub-and-spoke network, linking over 150 international destinations across Africa, Central Asia, Europe, Far East, South Asia, Middle East, North America, South America and Oceania from its base at Hamad International Airport, using a fleet of more than 200 aircraft.