Etihad Airways begins Abu Dhabi-Mumbai Airbus A380 service May 1. The service will be operated daily and will use the 9W code of Etihad’s partner airline Jet Airways.
Etihad’s A380s seat 496 passengers with nine First Apartments, 70 Business Studios and 415 Economy Smart Seats, along with its three-room suite, The Residence by Etihad. The A380 replaces the Boeing 777-300ER on this service with an increase in capacity of 50%.
The Mumbai route joins other new cities for Etihad’s A380 with London, New York, Sydney and, from June 2016, Melbourne.
Etihad has a 24% stake in Jet Airways and the two carriers boast a 21% share of India’s international travel market.