x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Etihad to increase flights to Amman, Cairo, Islamabad and Muscat

Etihad Airways will increase frequencies on services to Amman, Cairo, Islamabad and Muscat from June 15, the carrier said on Thursday.

Etihad's flights to Cairo will increase from the current 18 weekly services to three times a day. Above, people walk through the streets of Khan al Kalili in Cairo. Ed Giles / Getty Images
Etihad's flights to Cairo will increase from the current 18 weekly services to three times a day. Above, people walk through the streets of Khan al Kalili in Cairo. Ed Giles / Getty Images

Etihad Airways will increase frequencies on services to Amman, Cairo, Islamabad and Muscat from June 15, the carrier said on Thursday.

Kevin Knight, Etihad's chief strategy and planning officer, in a statement 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's North Asian network and some key world destinations such as Japan, China and South Korea.

Etihad Airways is adding four overnight flights per week to its existing double-daily operations to and from Amman while flights to Cairo will increase from the current 18 weekly services to three times a day.

Pakistan's capital city, Islamabad, will see flights increased to nine from seven a week.

The Middle East and Indian subcontinent are growing markets for Etihad as passenger demand, connectivity choice and frequency enhancements continue to drive business and leisure traffic onto the airline s expanding global network, the carrier said.

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."

 

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