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Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Etihad Airways is increasing capacity between its Abu Dhabi hub and key markets of Amman, Beirut, Cairo, Casablanca and Rabat to cater to the peak June – September travel period, while additional services to Dammam will be year-round. 

Extra flights and the deployment of bigger aircraft in the Middle East and North Africa will provide local guests with more choice and greater convenience travelling during the holiday season.

Details are:-

  • Dammam: 4th new daily flight
  • Amman: 2nd new daily flight
  • Beirut: 4 new flights a week and introduction of Boeing 787
  • Cairo: 5th new daily flight
  • Casablanca: aircraft upgrade to Airbus A340
  • Rabat: one extra weekly flight

Dammam in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will initially be served with an additional three morning flights a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from June 26, rising to a daily service on July 9. The capacity increase to the largest city in the Kingdom’s Eastern Province will raise frequency on the route to four daily services year-round.

With the Amman route already upgraded to a Boeing 787 on each of the current daily services, an additional daily early morning flight serving the Jordanian capital will operate between June 25 and September 30. 

Four extra flights will be introduced on the Beirut route on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays between August 1 and September 10, taking frequency up from seven to 11 services a week. Effective August 1, seven of the flights to Lebanon’s capital city will operate with the state-of-the-art Boeing 787 featuring 299 seats. 

Egypt’s capital Cairo, one of Etihad Airways’ most popular North African destinations, will have an additional seven midday flights a week, taking frequency up to five daily services between August 1 and September 10.

In Morocco, the daily Casablanca services will be upgraded from an Airbus A330-300 to A340-600 aircraft between August 1 and September 10. And frequency to Morocco’s capital city of Rabat will increase from two to three flights a week with a new Sunday service operating between August 6 and September 3.

Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer, said: “As we build up to the peak travel season and well into the holiday period, we are delighted to provide our local guests more choice with additional flights between Abu Dhabi and some of our key markets across the Middle East and North Africa.

“By further aligning our capacity with demand during the busy upcoming months, the extra services will help facilitate our guests’ travel to and from these cities and our popular connecting destinations in the GCC, Asia, Australia and the Indian Subcontinent.”

Additional Dammam flights: 

Flight No.

Origin

Departs

Dest

Arrives

Freq

A/C

EY321

Abu Dhabi

08:40

Dammam

09:05

Mon, Wed, Fri

(from June 26 to July 8)

Daily(from July 9)

Airbus 320

EY322

Dammam

10:10

Abu Dhabi

 

12:30

Mon, Wed, Fri

(from June 26 to July 8)

Daily (from July 9)

Airbus 320

Note: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time. 

Additional flights: Amman flights between June 25 and September 30:   

Flight No.

Origin

Departs

Destination

Arrives

Freq

Aircraft

EY511

Abu Dhabi

00:55

Amman

03:05

Daily

Airbus 320

EY512

Amman

04:10

Abu Dhabi

08:10

Daily

Airbus 320

Note: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time.

Additional Beirut flights between August 1 and September 10:

Flight No.

Origin

Departs

Destination

Arrives

Freq

Aircraft

EY533

Abu Dhabi

14:40

Beirut

17:55

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

Airbus 320

EY534

Beirut

18:55

Abu Dhabi

23:55

 

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

Airbus 320

Note: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time.

Additional Cairo flights between August 1 and September 10: 

Flight No.

Origin

Departs

Destination

Arrives

Freq

Aircraft

EY647

Abu Dhabi

11:50

Cairo

13:40

Daily

Airbus 320

EY648

Cairo

14:50

Abu Dhabi

20:30

Daily

Airbus 320

Note: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time. 

Additional flights to Rabat between August 6 and September 3:

Flight No.

Origin

Departs

Destination

Arrives

Freq

Aircraft

EY615

Abu Dhabi

10:40

Rabat

16:15

Sun

Airbus 330-300

EY616

Rabat

19:10

Abu Dhabi

05:50 *

Sun

Airbus 330-300

Note: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time.

*Denotes next day

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