Thursday, December 6, 2012

Etihad Adds More Flights Services to India and Sri Lanka

Etihad Airways, the Abu Dhabi  based national airline of United Arab Emirates, is going to enhance flights services to India and Sri Lanka. It is increasing three weekly services to seven to the South Indian city of Kozhikode, effective from January 1, 2013. For the neighbouring island nation’s capital, Colombo, four flights per week would be upscaled to seven from January 2, 2013.

India and Sri Lanka are the important markets for the airline. Increasing domestic demand and the rising popularity of both destinations among foreign holidaymakers who look for tickets are the reasons that compelled the carrier to increase the service from its hub at Abu Dhabi. The rise in the frequencies is going to benefit such travellers as more tickets options will be available.

Airbus A320 aircraft will be deployed on the routes and tickets will also be provided for 16 Pearl Business Class seats, a newly introduced product of Etihad.

The increase in the operations would result in the improvement of over 370 connections a week for Kozhikode, India and 300 weekly links for Colombo route over airline’s hub. Johannesburg, Toronto, Lagos, Milan and Jeddah are going to be the prominent additional connections to Kozhikode while Geneva, Munich and Astana will be connected to Colombo.

Improved connections would mean international travellers can also reap the benefits of these additional flights operations and advanced features. Travellers could also hope to net relatively cheap economy class tickets easily as more of them will be available with more frequencies.

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