behramjee
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Etihad Reveals India Expansion

Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:01 pm

Dear All,

Etihad Airways has officially announced the initial phase 1 of its India expansion plans as it has been granted the authority to more than double its bilateral capacity entitlement under the new accord signed.

The main highlights are as follows:

AUH-BOM...capacity increased in W13 from daily A320 to daily A346. Furthermore, frequencies to be increased effective 01JAN14 to double daily nonstop service !

AUH-MAA...capacity increased in W13 from daily A320 to daily A321. The latter shall have a capacity of 174 seats on board i.e. 12J + 162Y configuration (expected) !

AUH-DEL...capacity increased from daily A320 to daily A332. Furthermore, frequencies to be increased effective 01JAN14 to double daily nonstop service !

Press release: http://profit.ndtv.com/news/industri...s-expansion-push-into-india-327379
 
jcwr56
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RE: Etihad Reveals India Expansion

Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:36 pm

Interesting, I wonder when they'll announce Jet Airways to launch flights from AUH to the U.S.
 
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RE: Etihad Reveals India Expansion

Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:42 pm

second daily EY schedule for BOM and DEL announced. Flights shall be operated with A320s departing AUH at 1530 and arriving back by 2345. Its been uploaded on Sabre for sale !

So basically the 1530 departure from AUH will feed inbound flights from GCC region only + O&D from UAE where as the 2345 arrival will feed its EU and GCC 0100-0230 departure hub wave bank nicely.

1 EY 224Q 11JAN 6 AUHDEL SS1 1535 2025 /DCEY /E
2 EY 204Q 11JAN 6 AUHBOM SS1 1535 2030 /DCEY /E

3 EY 203Y 16JAN 4 BOMAUH SS1 2140 2345 /DCEY /E
4 EY 223Y 16JAN 4 DELAUH SS1 2115 0005 17JAN 5 /
 
almehairiauh
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RE: Etihad Reveals India Expansion

Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:18 pm

Quoting behramjee (Thread starter):
AUH-BOM...capacity increased in W13 from daily A320 to daily A346. Furthermore, frequencies to be increased effective 01JAN14 to double daily nonstop service !

Etihad uses Jet Airways A330-200 on AUH-BOM sector not A320, and A340-600 operation from 27th of October and selected dates using B777-300ER between 28OCT-30NOV
2nd daily on 27OCT
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increasing capacity from AUH-DEL EY218-211 from A320 to daily Jet Airways A330-200 on 27th of OCT
Etihad to add 2nd daily flights from AUH-DEL on 1st of November

Quoting behramjee (Thread starter):
AUH-DEL...capacity increased from daily A320 to daily A332. Furthermore, frequencies to be increased effective 01JAN14 to double daily nonstop service !
 
747megatop
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RE: Etihad Reveals India Expansion

Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:32 pm

Would be interesting to see if they add more cities to the network. Yeah, the capacity increase they have announced is kind of an expansion...but i was viewing "expansion" more in terms of expanding their footprint over more number of cities.
 
747megatop
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RE: Etihad Reveals India Expansion

Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:37 pm

Quick question folks - will 9W and EY have to file for special permissions with US, Canada and EU for 9W metal to fly from AUH to those countries or will the current agreements in place between UAE and those countries suffice? How does that work?

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