In a move to broaden its network and enhance connectivity within the Middle East, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today announced the addition of Al Qassim, Saudi Arabia, to its growing list of destinations, increasing its total number of Saudi gateways to four. 

ICRA projects that Indian air passenger traffic will grow between 8 to 13 percent in FY24, reaching 150-155 million and surpassing pre-Covid levels. The ongoing recovery in domestic and international air passenger traffic, coupled with a relatively stable cost environment, supports this positive outlook