Chinese airlines are looking to increase their services to India, the fastest growing aviation market in the world, a senior government official said today.
Carriers from both sides are keen to operate more flights into each other's territory amid the thaw in the Indo-China ties, particularly after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in an informal summit last month, according to a source.
At present, five Chinese carriers together operate 42 weekly services to three Indian cities -- Delhi, Mumbai nd Kolkata -- from five cities in China.
When asked whether Chinese carriers have expressed interest to expanding their operations in India, Civil Aviation Secretary R N Choubey replied in the affirmative and said the ministry would take a call on it.
"But (before taking a call), we will keep in mind that the interest of our airlines should be protected," he told
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