x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 19 January 2018

Etihad Airways doubles flights to Jakarta

The UAE carrier will offer two daily flights to the Indonesian capital, adding nearly 6,000 additional seats per week to the Jakarta-Abu Dhabi route.

Etihad Airways is increasing the frequency of its Abu Dhabi to Jakarta flights from seven per week to two daily, it announced today.

The UAE flag carrier has also collaborated with airBaltic, Latvia’s national airline, for direct Abu Dhabi to Riga flights at the end of the year.

The company said the number of Boeing 777-300ER services between Jakarta and Abu Dhabi will be increased in partnership with Garuda Indonesia.

Etihad Airways president and chief executive James Hogan said the extra daily service would add 5,768 additional seats per week to the Jakarta-Abu Dhabi route.

“The addition of a second daily flight puts Etihad Airways in a strong position in the Indonesian market because travellers will have a greater choice of departure times and will enjoy more frequent connections in Abu Dhabi to key destinations across our global network,” he was quoted by the state news agency Wam as saying.

“The extra capacity also presents opportunities to capitalise on Indonesia’s rapidly growing aviation market and to leverage the growing trade between Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates.

“We thank the Director General of Civil Aviation, Indonesia for granting Etihad Airways approval for a second daily flight and we are confident that the extra capacity will deliver mutual benefits for the United Arab Emirates and Indonesia.”

Mr Hogan said the addition of a second daily flight was consistent with Etihad Airways’ expansion in Indonesia.