Jet Airways now offers daily non-stop service from Chennai (MAA) to Abu Dhabi (AUH). Service on the 2,970-kilometre route began on 15 January using the airline’s 737-800s. See how the fire truck water arch salute on arrival in Abu Dhabi compares with others this week. Recent major investor Etihad Airways also serves the route with daily flights. The aircraft then continues on to Dammam (DMM) in Saudi Arabia. Chennai becomes the fourth Indian airport after Delhi, Mumbai and Kochi to have non-stop Jet Airways service to Abu Dhabi. Also on 15 January, Jet Airways began daily flights from Kochi (COK) to Dammam, again using 737-800s on the 3,330-kilometre route, which is also served by Saudi Arabian Airlines with twice-weekly flights. Also on 15 January Jet Airways launched daily flights on the 270-kilometre route between Vadodora (BDQ) and Indore (IDR) using an ATR 72. There is no competition on the route which is currently only scheduled to operate until 29 March. For more on Jet Airways see this week’s Top Story.
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