A delegation from Etihad Airways, the UAE-based carrier, has arrived in New Delhi, India, to meet with key civil aviation officials and trade partners in the nation's capital.
In a statement, Etihad said that chief executive James Hogan had met with the Indian minister for civil aviation Vyalar Ravi and other officials to discuss growth opportunities in the Indian aviation market.
"India is a cornerstone market and the largest market we serve, with eight destinations," Mr Hogan commented.
"The scope of our Indian operation today reflects the historic ties between the UAE and India, and is also indicative of the great potential for the region and our confidence in its future growth."
He added that the airline saw "enormous opportunity" to expand and diversify its services in light of both countries' growing position as "world-class business and holiday destinations".
With the addition of the airline's newly launched operations to Bangalore, Etihad now flies to eight Indian destinations and offers 49 flights to India per week.