The planned joint venture between India’s Jet Airways and the United Arab Emirates’ Etihad means both will have access to new international routes far beyond India and the UAE.
According to reports, the partnership will allow Jet to fly to the EU, China, Australia and more. For Etihad, the deal means the airline will now have access to more than 50 destinations in India, compared with its current 20 Indian destination options. Etihad will also be able to expand its cargo services between the UAE and India, as well as to the US and France.
But the partnership is not without its critics. According to reports, the Competition Commission of Singapore launched an investigation into the joint venture last month; that investigation is ongoing.
The Competition Commission of India cleared the tie-up between Jet and Etihad last November, however.
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