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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Abu Dhabi- Mumbai and Delhi - now a third daily flight on Etihad Airways

A third daily frequency to Mumbai and New Delhi to commence during first half of 2015, providing travellers with more choice and greater connectivity

Etihad Airways and Jet Airways’ network from Abu Dhabi to increase to 217 weekly flights to 14 destinations across India - more frequencies between the UAE and India than any other individual carrier.

Etihad Airways to continue focus on India network development, with additional services, aircraft upgrades and deployment of the airline’s latest fleet and product

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced that Mumbai and New Delhi will become its first destinations in India to be served with triple-daily flights, strengthening its unparalleled offering with Jet Airways into and out of the country.

Both cities will be upgraded from their current double-daily frequencies, with the third daily flight to Mumbai starting on 15 February 2015 and to New Delhi on 1 May 2015. The development will provide business and leisure travellers with more options throughout the day between the UAE and India, and enhance India’s connections with markets across Etihad Airways’ global network.

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 Bangalore, 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, capital of West Bengal, on 15 February 2015 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.

In addition to the airline’s network developments, Etihad Airways has upgraded its aircraft on a number of Indian routes, including the debut of three-class, wide-body aircraft on select flights. The airline will also operate its new Boeing 787-9 on Mumbai evening services in January 2015.

James Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, said: “India is expected to become the world’s third largest air passenger market within the next 20 years, and we are focused on providing travellers with the best possible offering into and out of the country, in terms of world-class service, extensive network coverage and multiple flight options each day.

“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.

“Our relationship with Jet Airways will also continue to play an important role. Both airlines’ depth and breadth in India is stronger than any of our regional competitors and there are significant opportunities to increase our frequencies on existing routes, and introduce more Indian destinations into our network, which will set us even further apart from other airlines.”

Flights on Etihad Airways’ triple-daily Mumbai and New Delhi services can be booked now on www.etihad.com, through the airline’s contact centres, or via travel agents.

Etihad Airways schedule for Mumbai flights, effective 15 February 2015:

Flight Number
Origin
Departs
Destination
Arrives
Aircraft
Operation
EY206
Abu Dhabi
22:00
Mumbai
03:00 +1
B787
Existing
EY205
Mumbai
04:30
Abu Dhabi
06:25
B787
Existing
EY204
Abu Dhabi
15:45
Mumbai
20:25
A320
Existing
EY203
Mumbai
21:40
Abu Dhabi
23:40
A320
Existing
EY212
Abu Dhabi
03:00
Mumbai
07:40
A320
New
EY213
Mumbai
09:30
Abu Dhabi
11:30
A320
New

Etihad Airways schedule for New Delhi flights, effective 1 May 2015:
Flight Number
Origin
Departs
Destination
Arrives
Aircraft
Operation
EY224
Abu Dhabi
15:25
New Delhi
20:40
B777
Existing
EY223
New Delhi
22:10
Abu Dhabi
00:15 +1
B777
Existing
EY218
Abu Dhabi
22:05
New Delhi
03:20 +1
B777
Existing
EY211
New Delhi
04:50
Abu Dhabi
06:55
B777
Existing
EY228
Abu Dhabi
03:00
New Delhi
08:15
A320
New
EY229
New Delhi
09:05
Abu Dhabi
11:30
A320
New



Note: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time.

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