Flights commenced on 15 February 2015, operating direct to the West Bengal capital from Abu Dhabi. Services depart the UAE capital daily at 1110 and arrive at Kolkata’s Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport at 1720. The return flight then leaves at 1820, arriving back into Abu Dhabi International Airport at 2230.
All flights will be operated using a 136-seat, two-class Airbus A320 aircraft.
“We’re delighted to add Kolkata, an economic powerhouse and Etihad Airways’ first destination in Northeastern India, to our flight network,” said Peter Baumgartner, Etihad’s chief commercial officer.
“This new service will support the growing demand from air travellers who are keen to fly between West Bengal and the Middle East, Europe and North America via our Abu Dhabi home base.”