|Qatar Airways aircraft. Photo: Qatar Airways
[Avionics Today 07-29-2015] Qatar Airways has issued a statement from its headquarters in Doha, Qatar, to negate rumors that the airline is in talks to pursue a commercial stake in SpiceJet.
“There is no interest from the airline to engage in a partnership with the Gurgaon-based airline. Qatar Airways officially states that it is an inaccurate claim from news reports that, ‘Qatar Airways is picking up a stake in SpiceJet,’” the statement read.
Qatar Airways also quashed media claims that a consensus has been reached regarding an interline agreement, and that negotiations are set to continue in the near future. According to the airline, it presently does not have any form of interline agreement with SpiceJet, which is the simplest form of relations between any two airlines, and is not planning to pursue any form of arrangement in the future.
“These stake sale comments are unfounded and are believed to be deliberately spread to influence share valuations,” the statement said.
Qatar Airways confirmed, however, that it is interested in the Indian carrier Indigo.