National carrier, Etihad Airways of Abu Dhabi will commence its third daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Mumbai effective February 15, 2015, and New Delhi effective May 1, 2015. The airline will also commence flights to Kolkata starting February 15. All three flights will be operated with a narrow body A320 in a two class configuration.
With this, Jet Airways in which Etihad holds 24% stake, and Etihad will increase their weekly flight count between Abu Dhabi and 14 Indian cities to 217.
Etihad’s third flight’s schedule to Mumbai is:
EY212 departs Abu Dhabi 03:00 arrives Mumbai 07:40
EY213 departs Mumbai 09:30 arrives Abu Dhabi 11:30
Etihad’s schedule to Kolkata is:
EY256 departs Abu Dhabi 11:10 arrives Kolkata 17:20
EY255 departs Kolkata 18:20 arrives Abu Dhabi 22:30
Etihad’s third flight’s schedule to New Delhi is:
EY228 departs Abu Dhabi 03:00 arrives New Delhi 08:15
EY229 departs New Delhi 09:05 arrives Abu Dhabi 11:30
James Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways has indicated the airline has already increased its passengers carried on Etihad’s India routes by 51% to 620,000 during the first half of this year.