Middle eastern carrier, Etihad Airways will begin to operate it’s Airbus A380 to Mumbai from May 2016. The new route is designed to connect to the carrier’s A380 New York service and will allow connecting passengers a through journey on the super-jumbo.
Mumbai is the fifth destination that Etihad has announced for their A380 service, but should be the fourth to begin with the recently announced Melbourne service scheduled to begin in June of next year.
The A380 will operate daily on flight EY204 from Abu Dhabi to Mumbai, and EY203 from Mumbai to Abu Dhabi, both of which will carry the 9W code of Jet Airways. The service is still subject to regulatory approval.
Etihad Timetable at Mumbai
James Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Airways
“The Etihad Airways A380 has set a new benchmark for luxury and innovation and we are delighted to announce that this world-class service will soon be available to guests flying to and from Mumbai.
Guests will also be able to connect over our Abu Dhabi hub to Etihad Airways’ A380 service to New York, offering the comfort, convenience and superior inflight service of A380 flights all the way.
Bringing our flagship product to India and to the State of Maharashtra is further proof of our confidence in the Indian market and our commitment to its economy.”