Etihad Airways today announced the expansion of scheduled services between Abu Dhabi and India as strategic partner Jet Airways unveiled new routes and additional frequencies to further strengthen their partnership.
From early 2017, the two airlines will expand their services between the two countries by adding 28 weekly flights (subject to government approval), and three further Indian cities. This will enhance connections between India and the rest of the world though Etihad Airways’ Abu Dhabi hub, and complement Jet Airways’ non-stop services to other cities.
Etihad Airways currently operates 175 weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and 11 Indian cities. Together, Etihad Airways and Jet Airways offer 252 weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and 15 cities across India. With the newly-announced flights, the airlines’ co-operative services will cover 18 Indian cities with 280 flights each week.
Etihad Airways will launch a fourth daily flight between Abu Dhabi and Kozhikode on 26th March, 2017, capitalising on the strong traffic flows between the state of Kerala and the UAE, and beyond. The additional capacity will allow the partnership to better serve the important southern India market.
Etihad Airways will also double its frequency between Abu Dhabi and Ahmedabad in the western state of Gujarat, from 1st February, 2017 with the launch of a new daily service.