ABU DHABI Etihad Airways will add three daily flights to Delhi and Mumbai next year.
The national carrier of the UAE has announced that the new service will commence during the first half of 2015, providing travellers with more choices and increased connectivity to the two Indian cities.
Both cities will be upgraded from their current double-daily frequencies, with the third daily flight to Mumbai starting on February 15 and to New Delhi on May 1.
Along with Jet Airways services, both airlines will connect Abu Dhabi to 14 Indian cities with over 200 return flights each week. This includes five flights a day to Mumbai, four flights a day to New Delhi, three flights a day to Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kochi, two flights a day to Ahmedabad and Kozhikode, and daily flights to Jaipur and Trivandrum.
Etihad Airways will also launch a daily service to Kolkata on February 15 to support its long-term development plan in India, and Jet Airways has announced it will soon launch daily services between Abu Dhabi and Goa, Lucknow and Pune.
James Hogan, President and CEO of Etihad Airways said, “Already in the first half of 2014, more than 620,000 passengers flew on our India services, a substantial increase of 51 per cent year-on-year. The launch of triple-daily services to Mumbai and New Delhi, our most popular routes in India, will allow us to meet growing market demand.”