IndiGo adds Chandigarh to its network at Zayed International Airport, reaching over 120 destinations. Image Credit: Supplied/Indigo

Dubai: Abu Dhabi Airports announced a significant network expansion on Thursday, with IndiGo Airlines launching daily flights to India from Zayed International Airport.

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IndiGo has boosted its network at Abu Dhabi Airport, adding 21 new weekly flights for a total of 63. These additional flights introduce new routes, expanding the airport's total destinations to over 120.

This includes launching daily flights to three new destinations: Chandigarh, along with Kannur and the resumption of daily flights to Lucknow.

"IndiGo’s significant increase in capacity and the launch of these new routes marks an important milestone in the commitment to our partnership and readiness to expand and diversify our network of destinations," said Elena Sorlini, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at Abu Dhabi Airports. "This enhanced connectivity strengthens our position as a regional hub and bolsters Abu Dhabi's connection to key destinations in India."

Pieter Elbers, Chief Executive Officer of IndiGo, announced the latest network expansion, stating, "This strategic expansion will solidify our presence in the UAE and present discerning business and leisure travellers with an array of improved flight options, enabling seamless connectivity across our unmatched network. We are dedicated to continued collaboration with Abu Dhabi Airports."

21 new weekly flights: IndiGo adds 21 new weekly flights, representing a 50% increase in its Abu Dhabi operations, bringing its total to 63 weekly frequencies.

New destinations: Chandigarh is added to the network, expanding the total number of destinations served from Zayed International Airport to over 120.

Enhanced connectivity: The strategic move strengthens Abu Dhabi's position as a preferred regional hub and improves connections between Abu Dhabi and key Indian cities.