08 Sep 2014 10:00
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will add a new daily flight between Abu Dhabi and Karachi to offer a double daily service from 18 November 2014.
service will be operated by a two-class Airbus A320 aircraft configured to
carry 136 passengers, with 16 seats in Business Class and 120 seats in Economy
new seats per week to the Abu Dhabi-Karachi route, the new flights will enable
Etihad Airways to provide its guests with more choice and greater flexibility
when travelling to and from Abu Dhabi.
Etihad Airways will now be able to offer 46 weekly return
flights to four destinations in Pakistan, which along with Karachi, include
Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar.
The schedule for the double daily flights will allow new
markets such as Rome, Zurich and San Francisco to gain two-way connectivity.
The additional flights will also provide more than 700 weekly connections to
key destinations in the GCC, Middle East, Europe and North America.
Etihad Airways’ Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, said: “The addition of the
new flights will strengthen Etihad Airways’ presence in the Pakistani market
and foster the growth of commercial and cultural relations between Pakistan and
commencement of services in November 2004, more than a million passengers have travelled
with Etihad Airways to and from Karachi. The new double daily service underscores
our commitment of strengthening our network through increased frequencies on
routes where we see strong passenger demand.
“We believe the new flights will enable Etihad Airways to
provide guests with more convenient travel options and timings, support the
growth of business and leisure traffic over Abu Dhabi, and offer better flight
connections on the global network.”
From September to
mid-November 2014, Etihad Airways will also offer additional seasonal services on
the Abu Dhabi-Karachi route, ahead of the increase to a double daily schedule on