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Etihad doubles India city services

2 Jul 2014 by GrahamSmith

Etihad Airways has doubled its services to a number of Indian cities.

The Gulf carrier launched twice-daily flights to Bangalore, Chennai and Kozhikode on July 1, and double-daily flights to Hyderabad will follow from October 1.

This follows the introduction of twice-daily frequencies to Kochi last month, as well as Mumbai and New Delhi last year (see news, September 2013).

Etihad said the route upgrades are helping to support its long-term development plans in Asia.

James Hogan, the airline’s president and CEO, said: “As one of the largest, fastest-growing and most exciting travel markets in the world, India continues to play an important role in our growth plans.

“Last year alone, more than 885,000 people flew on our Indian services, a substantial increase of 20 per cent on the previous year.”

Etihad Airways further cemented its share of the Indian market by expanding its codeshare agreement with Indian carrier Jet Airways, of which it owns a 24 per cent stake (see news, November 2013).

Last month, the two airlines obtained regulatory approval to codeshare on 43 additional routes, bringing the total number of services in their partnership to 71.

Etihad summer 2014 schedules (effective from July 1):

Flight No

Origin

Depart

Destination

Arrive

Aircraft

Operation

EY0280

Abu Dhabi

2135

Kochi

0310+1

A321

Existing

EY0281

Kochi

0425

Abu Dhabi

0655

A321

Existing

EY0282

Abu Dhabi

1540

Kochi

2115

A321

New

EY0283

Kochi

2220

Abu Dhabi

0050+1

A321

New

 

Flight No

Origin

Depart

Destination

Arrive

Aircraft

Operation

EY0286

Abu Dhabi

2150

Bangalore

0355+1

A320

Existing

EY0287

Bangalore

0445

Abu Dhabi

0700

A320

Existing

EY0284

Abu Dhabi

1545

Bangalore

2115

A320

New

EY0285

Bangalore

2210

Abu Dhabi

0025+1

A320

New

 

Flight No

Origin

Depart

Destination

Arrive

Aircraft

Operation

EY0268

Abu Dhabi

2150

Chennai

0400+1

A320

Existing

EY0269

Chennai

0445

Abu Dhabi

0730

A320

Existing

EY0270

Abu Dhabi

1530

Chennai

2120

A320

New

EY0271

Chennai

2210

Abu Dhabi

0055+1

A320

New

 

Flight No

Origin

Depart

Destination

Arrive

Aircraft

Operation

EY0250

Abu Dhabi

2205

Kozhikode

0345

A320

Existing

EY0251

Kozhikode

0445

Abu Dhabi

0710

A320

Existing

EY0254

Abu Dhabi

0200

Kozhikode

0740

A320

New

EY0257

Kozhikode

0845

Abu Dhabi

1110

A320

New

 

Flight No

Origin

Depart

Destination

Arrive

Aircraft

Operation

EY0274

Abu Dhabi

2145

Hyderabad

0325+1

A320

Existing

EY0275

Hyderabad

0445

Abu Dhabi

0710

A320

Existing

EY0276*

Abu Dhabi

1545

Hyderabad

2100

A320

New

EY0277*

Hyderabad

2200

Abu Dhabi

0020+1

A320

New

* Flights EY0276 and EY0277 will commence from October 1

etihad.com

Clement Huang

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