Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, has recently launched flights to three key destinations. Thus, it is growing the range of its connectivity, as promised.
The inaugural services to Dusseldorf, Germany (DUS) began on September 28. Then, following that, it launched services to Copenhagen, Denmark (CPH) by the next day, and finally, to Osaka, Japan (KIX) on October 1.
Meanwhile, the airline also revealed that it increased frequencies to popular destinations like Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL), and Colombo, Sri Lanka (CMB).
These increased frequencies and the addition of new routes are part of a package designed to meet customer demand to visit Abu Dhabi while providing even more connectivity to Etihad’s growing global network.
Antonoaldo Neves, the Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, said, “The new flights are the next important steps as we enhance our network delivering greater connectivity for our guests, and serving their demand for more opportunities to visit Abu Dhabi.”
Neves added, “We are helping accelerate economic growth for the city by providing more travel options and seamless connections, ensuring it’s easier for guests to visit Abu Dhabi either as a destination or as part of a stopover as they explore our growing global network.”
This year, Etihad has already announced the launch of nine new destinations, including Malaga, Mykonos, Lisbon, Kolkata, St. Petersburg, Dusseldorf, Copenhagen, Osaka, and Boston. In addition, the airline has also recently announced its plans to launch new routes in January 2024 to the Indian Subcontinent, namely to Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram.
To complement these developments, Etihad has recently made several changes to its network and frequency to improve its connectivity. It even adjusted departure times for European and Asian destinations.
Etihad increased its frequency to Chennai (MAA), Colombo (CMB) Islamabad (ISB), Kochi (COK), Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Madrid (MAD), Milan (MXP), Munich (MUC), Rome (FCO), and Phuket (HKT), which provided passengers with more travel options.
Effective January 1, the airline will add five new flights to Cairo’s weekly schedule to make triple daily operations to Cairo possible, strengthening the link between Abu Dhabi and the Egyptian capital.
The addition of three direct flights per week to Colombo by the airline will be effective from December 1, four more from January 1, and three more from May 2024. Double daily flights to Kuala Lumpur from January 15, 2024, and an additional 7 flights per week to Maldives, with 3 flights effective from December 1 and 4 flights effective from January 1, are also part of Etihad’s future plans.
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