Jet Airways (9W, Mumbai International) has announced plans to dramatically increase connectivity between India and Abu Dhabi International with effect from November this year.

The carrier said in a statement that effective November 14, it will introduce four new daily direct flights linking Ahmedabad, Goa Dabolim, Lucknow and Pune with the Etihad Airways (EY, Abu Dhabi International) hub. As it currently stands, the Pune – Abu Dhabi route is being finalized based on available slots at both airports and will be confirmed shortly.

Service will be on-board Jet Airways B737-800s.

"The introduction of these new services to Abu Dhabi, further reinforces Jet Airways’ commitment to the people from these newly growing cities and Indian expatriates working in the Gulf as well as connecting them to a large number of global destinations via the gateway point of Abu Dhabi," it said.

Jet Airways currently operates a daily flight each from Delhi International, Kochi International, Chennai, Bangalore International, Hyderabad International and 11 flights a week from Mumbai International to Abu Dhabi.