New Destinations Dominate Etihad 2006-2007 Winter Flight Schedule
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has launched its winter flight schedule for 2006 – 2007 containing brand-new new services to Tehran and Kuala Lumpur, as well as additional frequencies on existing routes.
The new schedule has increased by almost 50 percent from 2005-2006, with a wealth of new destinations including Manchester, Paris, Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore, Dhaka, Jakarta, Manila, Doha, Kuwait City, Muscat, Khartoum and New York.
“Etihad has continued to grow rapidly throughout the last year, and the launch of this winter schedule is important because our Guests can now fly to so many more international destinations,” said Geert W. Boven, Vice President Commercial, Etihad Airways.
“We have expanded in every area of the network with new destinations in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, many of which offer convenient connections onward from our Abu Dhabi hub.”
One of the key highlights of the new schedule is the three times-per-week service to the Iranian capital, Tehran, further strengthening the airline’s Middle East network.
From 3 December Etihad will operate its brand new, purpose-built, Boeing 777-300ER aircraft between Abu Dhabi and Tehran. The aircraft is configured to carry 350 Guests in Coral Zone and 28 in Pearl Zone.
Once launched on 16 January, the new frequent service to Kuala Lumpur is also expected to become one of Etihad Airways’ busiest routes with six flights-per-week to the Malaysian capital.
The highly popular route to Paris’s Charles de Gaulle Airport will increase from six flights-per-week to daily from 16 January 2007, with EY 333 departing Abu Dhabi International Airport at 14:00, arriving in the French capital at 20:50.
The return flight, EY 334, leaves Paris at 23:15 hours and arrives in Abu Dhabi at 07:05 hours, ensuring business travellers arrive with plenty of time to freshen up before attending meetings or going to work.
Guests on the daily service to the German financial capital Frankfurt will also now be able to enjoy the luxury of travelling aboard Etihad’s purpose-built Airbus A340-500.
The state-of-the-art aircraft is configured to carry 240 Guests, with 12 in Diamond, 28 in Pearl and 200 in Coral Zone.
The A340-500 also offers Etihad’s revolutionary Diamond zone seat which sets new industry benchmarks. The Diamond Zone seat can rotate 180 degrees, enabling Guests to hold meetings and dine with one another in maximum comfort.
About Etihad Airways
Etihad Airways, the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates, is the world’s leading new airline and currently offers flights for Guests and cargo to 47 destinations in the Middle East, Europe, North America, Africa and Asia.
Etihad Crystal Cargo – www.crystalcargo.ae – offers a comprehensive range of cargo services throughout Etihad’s network, and services its many all-cargo destinations and world-wide charters with a fleet of modern regional freighter aircraft.
Etihad Holidays - www.etihadholidays.com - offers a range of innovative holiday options in 82 destinations including skiing, fly-drives, cruises, tours, stopovers, inbound programmes and city breaks.
Through these exciting divisions, Etihad Airways is changing the way people see the world.
Etihad Airways has been awarded the titles of the World’s Leading New Airline in 2004, 2005 and 2006, and the World’s Leading Flat-Bed Seat in 2006 by the World Travel Awards.
Etihad has also been voted the Airline of the Year in the Middle East by the 2006 Pax International Magazine Readership Awards, for its outstanding food and service.
For more information about this award-winning aviation group, please visit www.etihadairways.com.