Taking advantage of the Indian government's decision to lift capacity restrictions during the peak winter travel period, Qatar Airways has increased its flights to the country by 50 percent.

The airline has increased the number of scheduled fights from its operational hub of Doha from 30 to 45 a week from Dec 1.

The additional capacity is spread across five Indian cities - Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram, it said in a statement Wednesday.

"The increased capacity, which is a mixture of additional flights and bigger aircraft offering more seats, will be effective until either Jan 31 or March 25 next year depending on the destination," the airlines said.

Under the revised schedule, there will be two flights daily from Mumbai in place of seven a week, while from Delhi there will be 10 flights in place of seven a week.

In the case of Hyderabad, the number was increased from four to seven flights a week, and for Kochi, from five to seven flights a week. Thiruvananthapuram will see larger capacity A300s aircraft in operation by Qatar Airways till March 25.