28 Apr 2014 12:00
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will increase its services to Beirut and Amman from 18 flights per week to triple daily schedules from July 2, 2014.
The additional flights, which build
on the success of the existing service, will add over 800 seats per week between
Abu Dhabi and the two Arab capitals. The flights will be operated with an A320
aircraft fitted with 16 Pearl Business Class seats and 120 Coral Economy Class
the additional services, guests will now have greater flexibility to choose
from conveniently timed flights when travelling between these major cities.
The services to Beirut will
improve connections via the Abu Dhabi hub to key destinations in Asia and Australia,
including Manila, Sydney and Melbourne. While the new services to the Jordanian
capital will improve connectivity to a number of popular destinations for Jordanian
travellers including Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Jakarta
James Hogan, President and
Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, said: “The Middle East network has
been performing strongly. This increase in our services is indicative of the
huge confidence we have in this important regional market.
“We have steadily increased
frequencies on both routes in line with strong demand, not only to the capital
of the UAE, but also via Abu Dhabi to and from key destinations in Asia and
Etihad Airways started its
operations to Beirut in November 2003, the airline’s first commercial route
followed by services to the Jordanian capital Amman in December 2003 and has carried
2.1 million travellers since then on both routes.