Bangalore becomes Etihad Airways's eighth Indian destination

Bangalore becomes Etihad Airways's eighth Indian destination

On January 1, 2011, Etihad will commence a four flight per week service to Bangalore and daily flights at the commencement of the summer scheduling season effective March 27, 2011.

Making the announcement, Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer James Hogan said: "We are delighted to launch our new service to Bangalore and to serve our customers in Karnataka. Etihad is committed to serving the Indian market and people, whether it is Indian nationals who are residing in India or in countries across the world."

"Abu Dhabi and Bangalore are both growing cities, emerging as major economic hubs and the new service will further enable commercial ties to develop between India and the UA," he said.

Commenting on the launch of the new service, Bengaluru International Airport (BIAL) President Marcel Hungerbuehler said: "Our focus has always been on ensuring that we provide our passengers with better connectivity between Bangalore and the rest of the world."

Etihad will operate a two class Airbus A320 on the new Bangalore route configured to carry 136 passengers with 16 in business class and 120 in economy class.Etihad's flights from Abu Dhabi to Bangalore will operate on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
The return flights will offer services on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.