Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Air India to commence Daily Mumbai-Abu Dhabi Flights

Air India will start daily Mumbai-Abu Dhabi flights from Nov 1, it was declared here Wednesday.

The airline at present operates five weekly flights to Abu Dhabi. This frequency has been improved to daily flights, the Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) said.

The move is to meet the rising demand in flight services in the sector.

The Mumbai-Abu Dhabi route recorded a 17 percent boost in passenger traffic in the first half of 2010, compared with the matching period last year.

The additional services will increase Air India's total number of flights to Abu Dhabi to 14, connecting the UAE capital with both Mumbai and Delhi.

Air India will operate the high-tech A321 aircraft which will leave from Abu Dhabi at 2.40 a.m., and will arrive in Mumbai at 6.55 a.m. It will present both business and economy class services, ADAC said.

Ahmed Al Haddabi, senior vice president of airports' operations at ADAC said: "We are charmed to see that our airline partners are keen to develop their services to meet our passengers growing demand."

At ADAC, we constantly support such initiatives, assisting us in offering our customers more choices and putting us a step forward towards our objective in becoming a world class airport.

Jagmit Singh, Air India manager in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, said: "The enhance in frequency on the Mumbai-Abu Dhabi route reflects our confidence in Abu Dhabi market, which is progressing towards its inspiring vision for 2030."

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