Is this India’s moment to shine?


During a recent media conference, Etihad Airways Chief Commercial Officer, Peter Baumgartner, said that the airline had stimulated competition, created thousands of jobs, helped drive inbound tourism, and connected India to the world. Could this be India’s moment to shine?

With a new flagship Etihad Airways daily A380 service from Abu Dhabi to Mumbai, Baumgartner says “Bringing our flagship product to India is further proof of its significance as a market, and more importantly, our commitment to the country’s economy”

Partnering with Jet Airways, Etihad hopes to expand their business into India, as well as create more choice for travelers, or as he puts it, generate “greater choice, more travel options, better products and a superior travel experience”.  

About Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways began operations in 2003, and in 2015 carried 17.6 million passengers. From its Abu Dhabi base, Etihad Airways flies to, or has announced plans to serve, 117 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The airline has a fleet of 122 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, with 204 aircraft on firm order, including 71 Boeing 787s, 25 Boeing 777Xs, 62 Airbus A350s and 10 Airbus A380s.

Etihad Airways holds equity investments in air berlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Jet Airways, Virgin Australia, and Swiss-based Darwin Airline, trading as Etihad Regional. Etihad Airways, along with Air berlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Etihad Regional, Jet Airways and NIKI, also participate in Etihad Airways Partners, a brand that brings together partner airlines to offer customers more choice through improved networks and schedules and enhanced frequent flyer benefits. For more information, please visit:


For more information contact:
Updesh Kapur
Etihad Airways Corporate Communications
Tel: +9712 511 3276
Mobile: +97156 5461402


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