Etihad to go daily from Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi

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New Delhi, Sep 13 (UNI) UAE's Etihad Airways is set to increase its frequency from three flights per week to daily flights from Abu Dhabi to Thiruvananthapuram and from four flights per week to daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Kochi as well.

The flights are part of a major thrust of growth and expansion in India. The new services will boost Etihad's India operations to 28 flights a week, up from 21 flights per week currently.

Ms Neerja Bhatia, acting country manager for Etihad's India operations, said the Kerala-Abu Dhabi sector is important, not just from the perspective of point-to-point traffic but for carriage-beyond services as well.

''We have had phenomenal response from Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi since the launch. It has encouraged us to take this important step and it serves as a milestone for us. These two markets are among the most dynamic sectors or destinations in India.'' Following the frequency of the Abu Dhabi to Kerala flights, Etihad will fly to nine destinations on the Asian sub-continent to join New Delhi and Mumbai in India as well as Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar in Pakistan and the Sri Lankan capital Colombo.

Currently, Etihad offers flights to 42 destinations in the West Asia, Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Australia.

UNI

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