Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is celebrating its fifth anniversary of service to Japan.
Dhabi-based airline marked this significant milestone with VIP cocktail
receptions in Tokyo and Nagoya attended by key industry clients and airline
Vice President Asia Pacific North and the Indian Subcontinent, Craig Thomas,
said the airline was delighted to celebrate the auspicious occasion with the
industry partners who had contributed to its success in Japan.
“We owe a debt
of gratitude to our travel trade partners for the strong support they have
given Etihad Airways since it commenced services to Nagoya and Tokyo five years
“The route has
gone from strength to strength in that time, and we are delighted to have
carried more than 732,000 guests and thousands of tonnes of cargo to and from
Japan since the launch.
is deeply committed to the Japanese market and to ensuring that our industry
partners share in our continuing success.”
entered the Japanese market on 2 February 2010 with five weekly flights between
Nagoya and Abu Dhabi, via Beijing. The Nagoya route became a daily operation on
30 March 2014.
services to the airline’s second Japanese gateway Tokyo (Narita) commenced on
28 March 2010 with a schedule of five flights weekly and increased to a daily
on 31 March 2013.
To cater to the needs
of its Japanese guests, Etihad Airways offers a range of bespoke guest services
including Japanese-speaking cabin crew, Japanese language entertainment
programs and special inflight cuisine with a kaiseki
option in First and