Did you know that Emirates currently operates 92 flights per week to eight Indian gateways? Yes, 92 flights per week and the Indian gateways are Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Kolkata and Bangalore. This has got to do with the large continent of approx 1.2millions Indians living in UAE. So, it is a normal business decision by Emirates to have more flights to India.
The population of the United Arab Emirates in 2006
- Emiratis (local Arabs) 11%
- Other Arabs 21%
- South Asians 57%
- Western and East Asian 11%
Recently, Emirates has introduced an additional daily flight to Mumbai which bring the total number of flights to the Indian city to 28 flights per week.The fourth daily service expands the current morning, afternoon and late night departures from Dubai to Mumbai.