2 Jan 2024 6:45 AM GMT


Etihad Airways' New Year Gift to Kerala, new daily flight from Abu Dhabi to Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode

Kochi Bureau

etihad airways new year gift to kerala, new daily flight from tivandram, kozhikode to abu dhabi


These non-stop services to each destination bring the total number of Indian gateways served by Etihad to 10

Kochi:The New Year gift from the United Emirates’ national airline Etihad Airways to Kerala is a new daily service from Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode to Abu Dhabi.

The newly introduced Abu Dhabi to Kozhikode (CCJ) and Thiruvananthapuram (TVR) commenced on New Year Day.

These non-stop services to each destination bring the total number of Indian gateways served by Etihad to 10, underscoring the airline’s commitment to providing easy access to its expanding global network for guests travelling to and from the Subcontinent.

The new services will enhance accessibility to the picturesque countryside and beaches that Kerala is renowned for, creating increased inbound tourism to the region. Additionally, it streamlines travel for professionals visiting the burgeoning business hubs in the area, the airline said.

In 2023, the airline reintroduced services to Kolkata, a vital Indian gateway connecting Eastern India to global destinations. Furthermore, the airline has increased the frequencies of flights to Mumbai and Delhi, two of its most popular routes, from two per day to an impressive four flights per day

Antonoaldo Neves, CEO of Etihad, said, “We have established a fantastic group of non-stop routes between India and Abu Dhabi, providing customers easier access to our growing network without transiting through one of the main Indian hub airports.

"Seamless and practical connections at Abu Dhabi ensure that our guests can easily access destinations across the GCC, Europe - including our four daily services to London - and North America. Moreover, they can enjoy a fantastic stopover in Abu Dhabi as an integral part of their journey.”

EFor 2024 Etihad has already announced new flights to Boston, USA starting on March 31, to Nairobi, Kenya on May 1, and its exciting summer schedule includes an inaugural non-stop service to Nice, France, and direct flights to the Greek isles of Mykonos and Santorini.