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Etihad to add 3rd daily flight to Bengaluru from Abu Dhabi

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017,11:56 IST By anju A A A

New Delhi | The UAE’s flag carrier Etihad Airways on Wednesday said it would enhance connectivity to Bengaluru from Abu Dhabi with the launch of a third daily flight from March.

The UAE’s second-largest airline currently operates two daily flights on its Abu Dhabi-Bengaluru route.

The triple daily schedule, to be launched from March 26, would provide greater choice to local passengers travelling between the two cities, and improved connectivity to destinations across the Gulf Cooperation Council, North America and Europe via the airline’s Abu Dhabi hub, the airline said in a statement.

“Our expanded services between Abu Dhabi and Bengaluru are in line with Etihad Airways’ strategy to offer greater travel options when aircraft availability and market conditions permit… the extra flights to Bengaluru will cater to the strong demand between both cities, and bring closer our global network to and from Bengaluru over our Abu Dhabi hub,” Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer Peter Baumgartner said.

The capacity increase underscores the airline’s commitment to offer passengers more travel options between Abu Dhabi and key destinations across its network, the airline said.

With a new daily late night departure from Abu Dhabi, and early morning service from Bengaluru operated with a two-class Airbus 321, the schedule provides additional online connectivity to and from a number of destinations, including Doha, Jeddah, London, Dublin, New York and Dallas, it said.

Partner carrier Jet Airways would codeshare on Etihad Airways’ enhanced Bengaluru services, and also offer connectivity from Bengaluru to destinations across India, the statement added.