Al Baker: India significant market for Qatar Airways

 27 Sep 2016 - 2:26

Al Baker: India significant market for Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker with India’s Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley at the summit.

By Mohammad Shoeb / The Peninsula

DOHA: India is a “significant market for Qatar Airways” but the Asia’s third-largest economy with immense business opportunities needs to open up its aviation sector providing “more liberal air service access” for the promotion of its tourism industry, Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive, QA, said at an international event in New Delhi.
QA participated in the ‘Incredible India Tourism Investors’ Summit 2016’ (IITIS) to reaffirm its commitment towards India’s tourism market. 
Al Baker was part of a CEO panel to discuss ways to create and enable an environment for investment in the tourism sector and overcome any obstacles to growth. He said: “India is one of the world’s fastest growing economies, having tremendous business opportunities and huge potential, making it a significant market for QA.
“The country continues to show strong economic growth and an increasing demand for air travel to and from all corners of the globe. The aviation industry contributes significantly to India’s prosperous tourism sector and more liberal air service access is required for the tourism industry to develop further.
“As a significant contributor to ongoing development, QA will remain committed to providing award-winning service, superior on board products and seamless connections to our expansive network. 
“We operate from 13 of India’s cities with more than 100 weekly flights and offer a premium travel experience with our warm hospitality and world-class service exclusively tailored to meet travellers’ needs.”