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MUMBAI: Jet Airways is introducing a daily flight between Abu Dhabi and Chennai from January 16.
The flight 9W 525 will depart Abu Dhabi at 10.45 AM and arrive at Chennai at 4.15PM (local time), offering onward connections on the domestic network. The return flight 9W 526 will depart Chennai at 8.15PM and arrive at Abu Dhabi at 11.15 PM (local time).
Jet Airways, which is India’s largest private carrier, already operates daily flights from Delhi, Mumbai and Kochi to Abu Dhabi.
Chennai is the fourth Indian city to be linked directly to Abu Dhabi by the airline.
In a press release, Jet Airways said passengers from Chennai will now have the option of connecting not only to Abu Dhabi, but to several destinations of their choice in Europe and Africa, when they transit over Abu Dhabi on Etihad Airways.
Jet Airways senior vice-president Gauarang Shetty said, “We are confident that the daily service from Abu Dhabi to Chennai will prove immensely popular with our guests.’’
With these new enhanced flights, Jet Airways will achieve the landmark milestone of becoming India’s first private airline to operate over 50 daily flights to multiple destinations in the Gulf. These include daily departures from and to Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Doha, Kuwait, Sharjah, Jeddah, Dammam, Muscat and Riyadh, the statement said.