Celebrating Etihad’s arrival in Gujarat were Ramendra Kumar Singh, Islamabad’s Airport Director; Ali Mohamed Ali Rashed, GM Airport Operations; and Neerja Bhatia, Etihad’s GM India (centre), together with the Etihad crew and local travel community.
- Etihad inaugurated flights on the 1,800-kilometre route from Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Ahmedabad (AMD) in the western Indian state of Gujarat on 2 November. Daily services will be operated using A320s. This makes Etihad the third and final of the ‘MEB3’ airlines to serve Ahmedabad. The Indian city is also served from the UAE by Air Arabia and flydubai. Etihad’s CEO, James Hogan, said: “Etihad Airways is committed to serving the Indian market and people, whether in India or the diaspora.” The newly launched route brings Etihad’s presence in the Indian subcontinent up to a total of nine destinations, all of which are served with at least six weekly frequencies.