01 Feb 2016 07:30
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today announced an increase in capacity between Abu Dhabi and Cairo with the introduction of a fourth daily scheduled flight, effective 27 March 2016.
The route has grown to become one of the most popular in Etihad Airways’
network, building on strong commercial ties between the capital cities of the
UAE and Egypt. With a large Egyptian population in the UAE, more flights provide
greater options for expatriates travelling back home for work or holiday.
Etihad Airways’ services
are conveniently timed to offer enhanced travel options for business and leisure travellers between the UAE and
Egypt with greater choice of flights across the day.
Additionally, passengers travelling
between Egypt and the GCC, South
and North East Asia, and India will benefit from increased and better
connecting options over the airline’s Abu Dhabi hub. To India, Etihad Airways and
its strategic equity partner Jet Airways offer more than 250 weekly flights across
Over two million guests have flown on the Cairo
route since its launch in 2004, becoming a key market among the 116 global
destinations served by Etihad Airways.
Kevin Knight, Etihad Airways’ Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, said:
“Etihad Airways is focused on offering guests more choice. The introduction of
a fourth daily flight to Cairo demonstrates our commitment to a market that has
shown strong growth in passenger and freight traffic since the route was
launched almost 12 years ago.
“Attracting both commercial and leisure business, the additional flights
linking Cairo and Abu Dhabi with connections beyond will help cater for the growing
demand on one of our most popular North African and global routes.”