Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates ‘ domestic airline, is preparing to mark 15 years of service to India, its biggest and busiest industry.
During the first year of service of the airline, Etihad started regular flights between the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, and the Indian town of Mumbai in September 2004. Flights were also introduced three months later between Abu Dhabi and New Delhi.
Etihad runs 159 weekly return flights between Abu Dhabi and 10 main Indian Gateways-Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram-and the airline links each of these gateways to global locations throughout the Middle East, Europe, America and Africa through its Abu Dhabi centre.
The company has transported more than 16.5 million travelers on its Indian paths since starting activities to the subcontinent.
The partnership in India
Tony Douglas, CEO of the Etihad Airways Group, said:’ India and the United Arab Emirates share a lengthy and powerful financial, cultural and diplomatic partnership, and Etihad Airways links these countries together and beyond.
In India we serve more than any other nation in our network. Through Abu Dhabi we link India to the globe. So we hire over 4,800 Indian nationals worldwide, nearly 25 percent of our workers. We are a strong contributor to both countries and invested US$ 151 million in India last year with 480 businesses. Our dedication is and will proceed to develop important.
On the Indian market, Etihad’s offer remains to develop The airline continues to increase flights and add new, bigger planes such as its recent product, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, serving towns including Mumbai, Delhi, and Hyderabad.
Etihad Guest lately collaborated with SBI Card, one of India’s biggest suppliers of credit cards, to give Indian travelers a distinctive travel-specific Visa credit card. The Customs Protection plant at Abu Dhabi Airport allows U.S. immigration, customs and agriculture formalities to be finished in Abu Dhabi before departure for visitors flying Etihad from India to the United States.