Qatar Airways confirms that it is not in talks to pursue a commercial stake in SpiceJet
Qatar Airways confirms that it is not 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. The statement from its hub and headquarters in Doha, Qatar is in response to the recent comments related to SpiceJet, pertaining to a possible stake sale. Qatar Airways confirms that the only airline it is talking to is the Indian carrier Indigo.
Qatar Airways officially states that it is an inaccurate claim from news reports that, ‘’Qatar Airways is picking up a stake in SpiceJet’’. Claims are also being made in news reports that a consensus has been reached regarding an interline agreement, and that negotiations are set to continue in the near future.
Qatar Airways presently does not have any form of interline agreement with SpiceJet, which is the simplest form of relations between any two airlines, and Qatar Airways is not planning to pursue any form of arrangement in the future.
This is not the first time that such claims have been made. Similar news was disseminated in January 2013, and this appears to be a tactic to increase market and share value. These stake sale comments are unfounded and are believed to be deliberately spread to influence share valuations said the statement.