Etihad Airways wins four new Indian routes

February 19th, 2008 - 7:21 pm ICT by admin  

Jaipur, Feb 19 (IANS) Etihad Airways, the national airline of United Arab Emirates (UAE), will soon introduce new flights to Chennai, Jaipur, Kolkata and Kozhikode. The decision follows a successful bilateral discussion earlier this week between the governments of the UAE and India, aimed at further liberalising air links between the two countries.

James Hogan, chief executive of the airline, said in a statement: “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 in this exciting market.”

Etihad currently operates daily flights from Abu Dhabi to Mumbai and New Delhi as well as to Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram.

It will continue to press for more access to the Indian market at the next round of inter-governmental talks between the two countries, the company said.

Etihad offers flights to 45 destinations in the Middle East, Europe, North America, Africa and Asia.

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