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Dubai’s Emirates Airline is firming plans to spread its wings in India, posing a threat to both domestic and global airlines that fly within and into the country.

Emirates Boeing 777-300ER A6-ECZ @ KPAE on 08FEB10

Emirates is working to show the Indian government the positive economic impact it’s had in the country. Photo by Gordon Werner.

Emirates, which began its India operations in 1985 and connects 10 destinations in India to its global network with 185 weekly flights, is planning a 52% increase in the number of weekly seats on the India sector, Amber Dubey, partner and head of aviation at consulting firm KPMG, wrote in a report this month.