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Etihad Airways launches direct flights between Kolkata and Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways resumed service between Kolkata and Abu Dhabi on Sunday after three years, a statement said.

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (NSCBI) said in a statement that the airlines will operate four days a week with two flights a day – Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday – from Kolkata to Abu Dhabi .

The first flight will depart Kolkata at 4.15am local time and arrive in Abu Dhabi at 7.55am local time. It said the second plane would leave Kolkata at 9.05pm and reach its destination at 12.45am local time.

From Abu Dhabi, there is a direct flight to Kolkata four days a week. It will depart Abu Dhabi at 9pm local time and arrive in Kolkata at 3.20am.

Etihad Airways will operate an Airbus A320 aircraft on the route, offering eight business class seats and 150 economy class seats.

On the day of the inaugural flight, 152 passengers flew from Abu Dhabi to Kolkata, while 126 passengers flew from Kolkata to Abu Dhabi, it added.

With the restart of services to Kolkata, Etihad will now fly to 14 destinations in the region – India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives, the airline said earlier.

Last week, low-cost carrier Air Arabia launched a service between Kolkata and Abu Dhabi, flying three days a week. It also operates an Airbus A320.

Etihad Airways has suspended services between Kolkata and Abu Dhabi following the outbreak of COVID-19.

Kolkata has direct flights to two other West Asian destinations: Dubai and Doha.

(This story was not edited by Devdiscourse staff and was automatically generated from a syndicate feed.)

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