06 Jun 2014 11:30
This week marks Etihad Airways’ tenth year of operations between Abu Dhabi and Germany.
Flights to Etihad Airways’ first German destination
Munich were launched on 5 June 2004. A year later, operations to Frankfurt were
added, and in December 2011, services linking Düsseldorf and Abu Dhabi took
To date, the UAE flag carrier has flown more than 2.7
million travellers and 300,000 tonnes of cargo on these three routes.
James Hogan, Etihad Airways President and Chief
Executive Officer, said: “Marking 10 years of successful operations
between Abu Dhabi and Germany is an historic milestone for Etihad Airways
and proof of our passenger and cargo commitment in a key European market.
“In 10 years we have grown our German operations
substantially, launched new routes, opened a Premium Lounge in Frankfurt,
commenced freighter operations to Frankfurt, unveiled our European and German
headquarters in Berlin, and started and cemented our strategic partnership with
“Looking ahead, Etihad Airways will continue to
develop the German inbound and outbound passenger travel market, facilitate
import and export trade, while demonstrating innovation and unparalleled levels
of product and service excellence.”
In conjunction with airberlin, Etihad Airways today
offers a combined 56 weekly services between four German cities (Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, and Munich)
and Abu Dhabi, from where guests can connect easily to destinations across the
will increase to 63 combined flights per week on 1 December 2014 when airberlin
commences a daily service between Stuttgart and Abu Dhabi.
Through its Etihad Cargo division, Etihad
Airways also offers comprehensive freight services between Germany and Abu
Dhabi on its passenger fleet, in addition to three weekly maindeck freighter
operations to and from Frankfurt.