Emirates Airline is to add 22 weekly flights to
its India network as support for the Indian government’s ambitious
growth plan to attract 100 million travellers in 2010.
The existing service of 163 flights per
week to 10 Indian gateways will be strengthened to 185 over the
summer and winter periods. High demand routes - Ahmedabad,
Chennai, Kolkata, Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram - will be the
Underlying Emirates’ continued
investment in India, the airline’s expansion programme closely
follows its ‘Journey through India’ campaign which involved a
major revamp of the inflight product to meet regional preferences
of India’s diverse populace.
Majid Al Mualla, Emirates’
Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations West Asia and Indian
Ocean said, “The global slowdown is not over yet, but the outlook
for the future is showing signs of improvement. When traditional
European markets dried up, India was quick to refocus its trade
and marketing efforts in targeting regions not severely affected
by the economic downturn such as the Middle East, Eastern Europe,
Africa and parts of Southeast Asia.”
Majid Al Mualla added that
Emirates is witnessing a surge in the number of Middle East travellers
seeking medical tourism options in India.
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