With a dozen routes to India, four to Pakistan and one each in Sri Lanka, Nepal, the Maldives and Bangladesh, Qatar Airways seemingly has South Asia covered. But not so according to the carrier’s CEO, Akbar Al Baker, who has outlined more ambitious plans for India and the rest of the region. South Asian destinations account for 12% of the carrier’s capacity, behind only Western Europe and Southeast Asia in terms of capacity deployed. Qatar Airways operates more than 37,000 seats per week to its 20 destinations in South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations.
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