Etihad overhauls schedules to India to improve connectivity and frequency

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is set to overhaul the schedule of its flights to India and provide increased long haul connectivity and better frequency. Etihad is also streamlining its services to key destinations in response to changing demands and will now operate all Indian flights as early-morning departures effective March 30, 2009.

Currently Etihad has flights to six destinations in India; Chennai, Kochi (Cochin), Kozhikode (Calicut), Mumbai, New Delhi and Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

With the new schedule, Etihad flights from Thiruvananthapuram will now additionally connect to long haul destinations like Canada and New York, Chennai to Milan, Frankfurt and Moscow, Kochi to New York, London, Europe and Jordan, Kozhikode to the Middle East including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar. Mumbai and New Delhi will connect better to key destinations in Europe and the Mediterranean region.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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