30 May 2013 09:00

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will increase frequencies on services to Amman, Cairo, Islamabad and Muscat from June 15, 2013. 

The new frequencies support Etihad Airways’ pledge to provide a seamless travel experience for passengers from across the region who can take advantage of Abu Dhabi’s position as a leading global hub, and the airline’s expanding network of long and ultra long haul flights.

Kevin Knight, Etihad Airways’ Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, said: “As we add breadth, depth and scale to the airline’s expanding global route network, Etihad Airways will continue offering its guests significantly improved connection opportunities through our Abu Dhabi home base.”

Services to Muscat will increase from 20 to 23 weekly flights, better linking the Omani capital with Etihad Airways’ North Asian network and some key world destinations, such as Japan, China and South Korea.

In addition, Etihad Airways is adding four overnight flights per week to its existing double-daily operations to and from Amman, providing seamless connectivity todestinations in South East Asia and Australia.

Flights to Cairo will increase from the current 18 weekly services to three times a day, leveraging the important point-to-point market with enhanced flow traffic onto Etihad Airways’ global network.

Pakistan’s capital city, Islamabad, will see flights increase from seven to nine per week, enhancing connectivity over the airline’s Abu Dhabi hub to destinations across the Middle East and Europe.

The Middle East and Indian subcontinent are growing markets for Etihad Airways, as passenger demand, connectivity choice, and frequency enhancements continue to drive business and leisure traffic onto the airline’s expanding global network.

Mr Knight added: “We’re not just improving the quantity of flights, but importantly, also the quality of connections to and from the Middle Eastern and Indian subcontinent capitals, offering seamless connectivity between key strategic cities across Asia, Australia, Europe, the Americas, and the GCC region.”

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