Etihad Airways has launched new flights to Hyderabad from Abu Dhabi.
Flights to the capital of Andhra Pradesh will operate four times a week, although the airline plans to increase this to a daily service from the start of next year.
James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ chief executive, said the carrier is "thrilled" to launch flights to Hyderabad, with the city considered a growing dynamic destination, much like Abu Dhabi.
"Etihad has a recognised commitment to serving the Indian market whether it is expatriate Indian nationals who are residing in countries across the world or the business and leisure traffic that is increasingly heading to cities like Hyderabad via our Abu Dhabi base," he commented.
Etihad now operates routes to seven Indian destinations, including New Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai, which amounts to 42 flights a week.
An Airbus A320 is operated on the Hyderabad route, which has a capacity of 140 passengers.
Etihad recently announced that it will introduce new flights to Nagoya and Tokyo from the emirate during the early part of next year.