Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Etihad Airways starts flights to Kerala

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) started its thrice a week service from Abu Dhabi to Thiruvananthapuram Wednesday.

Etihad will fly from Abu Dhabi to Thiruvananthapuram every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. The flights form part of a major expansion programme of the airline in the Indian market, which includes making its New Delhi flights a daily service from Wednesday and the launch of flights to Kochi next week.

The new services will bring Etihad's India operations from 10 flights to 21 per week, which will increase to 28 flights per week in October with daily service from Abu Dhabi to Kochi and to Thiruvananthapuram.

Geert W. Boven, executive vice president of sales and services of Etihad Airways said, "There is a huge demand for flights to Kerala from our customers across the world, including Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom."

Launch prices for Etihad's flights to Thiruvananthapuram start from Rs. 13,860 for return economy class, Rs. 27,060 for business class and Rs. 43,450 for first class.


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