India's national carrier Air India has said its subsidiary Air India Express will ply three flights a week between Abu Dhabi and Amritsar.
A B737-800 aircraft with an all economy-class cabin will continue from Amritsar on to New Delhi, increasing the number of services between Abu Dhabi and the Indian capital offered by Air India and Air India Express to six a week, the airline has said.
Air India connects Abu Dhabi to nine destinations in India with 36 flights a week. There is also a weekly service from Kochi and Kozhikode to Al Ain International Airport, the second largest in the UAE and a low-cost carrier hub for the region.
Abu Dhabi Airports Company (Airport Operations) Senior Vice-President Ahmad Al Haddabi said, "India is one of our largest markets and passenger traffic is increasing every month showing that there is strong demand for this service."