|Posted by-Neelam Mathews|
Nov 30, 2012
The much discussed Etihad Airways, rumored to be picking upa stake in Jet Airways, is substantially increasing and upgrading flights to key cities in the Indian subcontinent.
Starting from January 1, 2013 flights to the southern Indian city of Kozhikode will more than double, from 3 to seven a week. Colombo will also be serviced by daily flights when services increase from four to seven per week starting from January 2, 2013.
James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ President and CEO said: “India and Sri Lanka are important destinations for us due to strong local demand and growing traffic beyond Abu Dhabi to many key destinations across our global network.
“Kozhikode and Colombo are fast growing cities that serve as major business and trade hubs with many of their inhabitants working in the Gulf region. We are confident that these additional flights will be immensely beneficial to them and will offer them more options to visit their families and relatives.”
The airline offers 56 flights per week connecting Abu Dhabi directly to eight key cities in India, namely Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Mumbai, New Delhi, Thiruvananthapuram and most recently, Ahmedabad.