Emirates will launch 22 weekly flights to India to support the country’s ambition of attracting 100 million travellers next year.
The airline currently offers 163 flights a week to ten Indian destinations, although this will rise to 185 over the forthcoming summer and winter seasons.
Cities experiencing high demand such as Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram look set to become the main beneficiaries.
Emirates’ senior vice president Majid Al Mualla explained that India has been "quick to refocus" in targeting regions not affected by the economic downturn, such as the Middle East, as part of its trade and marketing efforts.
"Emirates has a robust global network spanning over 100 cities in more than 60 countries and is well-placed to connect India to the world," he commented.
"Already, Emirates is witnessing a surge in the number of Middle East travellers seeking medical tourism options in India, given the favourable exchange rate and world-class facilities available."
The airline recently celebrated the launch of its new A380 flight to Bangkok from the United Arab Emirates.