Etihad expands network with two additional flights to India

Etihad expands network with two additional flights to India

From January 2024, direct flights from Abu Dhabi to Kerala are now available

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has introduced two new services. Daily flights from Abu Dhabi to Kozhikode (CCJ) and Thiruvananthapuram (TRV) in India's southern state of Kerala begun on New Year’s Day 2024.

These non-stop services to each destination bring the total number of Indian gateways served by Etihad to 10, underscoring the airline’s commitment to providing easy access to the Subcontinent.

Etihad Airways chief executive officer Antonoaldo Neves said: “We have established a fantastic group of non-stop routes between India and Abu Dhabi, providing customers with easier access to our growing network without transiting through one of the main Indian hub airports.

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"Seamless and practical connections at Abu Dhabi ensure that our guests can easily access destinations across the GCC, Europe (including our four daily services to London) and North America. Moreover, they have the opportunity to enjoy a fantastic stopover in Abu Dhabi as an integral part of their journey.”

In 2023, the airline reintroduced services to Kolkata, a vital Indian gateway connecting eastern India to global destinations. Furthermore, the airline has increased the frequencies of flights to Mumbai and Delhi, two of its most popular routes, from two per day to four flights per day.

For 2024, Etihad has already announced new flights to Boston, US, starting on 31 March and to Nairobi, Kenya on 1 May, while its summer schedule will include an inaugural non-stop service to Nice, France, and direct flights to the Greek islands of Mykonos and Santorini.



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