Thursday, February 7, 2008

Etihad set to increase India flights

Etihad set to increase India flights Staff Report GULF NEWS Published: February 07, 2008, 00:15

Dubai: Etihad Airways yesterday said it will boost its flights to India with the addition of four new major cities - Chennai, Jaipur, Kolkata and Kozhikode - to its expanding global network.

The decision follows successful bilateral talks earlier this week between the governments of the UAE and India, a statement said yesterday. The airline is now finalising launch dates for these services.

James Hogan, Etihad Airways chief executive, said: "Etihad is always keen to build up its Indian services and we are thrilled to have been given the rights to serve four new cities."

Etihad now operates daily flights from Abu Dhabi to Mumbai, New Delhi, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. The airline said it had set its sights on eight cities in India for new services.

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