30 May 2013 09:00
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will increase frequencies on services to Amman, Cairo, Islamabad and Muscat from June 15, 2013.
The new frequencies support Etihad Airways’
pledge to provide a seamless travel experience for passengers from across the
region who can take advantage of Abu Dhabi’s position as a leading global hub,
and the airline’s expanding network of long and ultra long haul flights.
Kevin Knight, Etihad Airways’ Chief Strategy
and Planning Officer, said: “As we add breadth, depth and scale to the
airline’s expanding global route network, Etihad Airways will continue offering
its guests significantly improved connection opportunities through our Abu
Dhabi home base.”
Services to Muscat will increase from 20 to
23 weekly flights, better linking the Omani capital with Etihad Airways’ North
Asian network and some key world destinations, such as Japan, China and South
In addition, Etihad Airways is adding four
overnight flights per week to its existing double-daily operations to and from
Amman, providing seamless connectivity todestinations in South East Asia and
Flights to Cairo will increase from the
current 18 weekly services to three times a day, leveraging the important point-to-point
market with enhanced flow traffic onto Etihad Airways’ global network.
Pakistan’s capital city, Islamabad, will see
flights increase from seven to nine per week, enhancing connectivity over the
airline’s Abu Dhabi hub to destinations across the Middle East and Europe.
The Middle East and Indian subcontinent are
growing markets for Etihad Airways, as passenger demand, connectivity choice, and
frequency enhancements continue to drive business and leisure traffic onto the
airline’s expanding global network.
Mr Knight added: “We’re not just improving
the quantity of flights, but importantly, also the quality of connections to
and from the Middle Eastern and Indian subcontinent capitals, offering seamless
connectivity between key strategic cities across Asia, Australia, Europe, the
Americas, and the GCC region.”