Etihad, India discuss growth prospects

Monday, 7 February 2011 00:22 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A delegation from Etihad Airways, the national carrier of UAE, recently met the Indian Minister for Civil Aviation other authorities in New Delhi to discuss growth opportunities in the Indian aviation market.

“India is a cornerstone market and the largest market we serve, with eight destinations. The scope of our Indian operation today reflects the historic ties between the UAE and India, and is also indicative of the great potential for the region and our confidence in its future growth,” said James Hogan, Etihad chief executive. “We see enormous opportunity to expand and diversify our services in light of the unique mix of traffic and both countries’ growing position as world-class business and holiday destinations.”

“We appreciate the support of the Indian government and our positive partnership with Indian civil aviation authorities, without whose support this growth would not have be possible. We look forward to continued cooperation,” he added.