24 August 2017

Airlines


Etihad celebrates non-stop route to Geneva
July 2005 22

Etihad Airways celebrated the first anniversary of its presence in Switzerland and its new non-stop route between Geneva and Abu Dhabi.

As a sign of its attachment towards Geneva and Switzerland, its latest Airbus A330-200 has been decorated with the largest Swiss “cowbell” in the world.
In Geneva International Airport, Kevin Steele, head of world sales, Etihad Airways, unveiled the largest Swiss cowbell in the world measuring two metres in height and three metres in diameter. “It is through this typically Swiss symbol that we would like to express our attachment to and our close links with Geneva and Switzerland,” announced Kevin Steele. The giant cowbell was also accompanied by the “Cow Parade”, currently being exhibited at Geneva International Airport.
The reason for this ceremony at Geneva International Airport was also to mark the first anniversary of the presence of the company in Switzerland and the expanded offering of the most commented upon new start-up in the world of aviation. In fact, Etihad Airways has been flying non-stop to Abu Dhabi from Geneva three times a week. “This enables Etihad Airways passengers to gain two hours travelling time,” stated Steele. The capital of UAE is now only six hours and 25 minutes away from Geneva. But that’s not all. As far as in-flight service is concerned, the company has imposed new criteria with its most ‘select’ attention and comforts.”
The guests at the anniversary celebration had the opportunity to experience this first hand.  They were able to visit the newest aircraft from the Etihad fleet, which arrived directly from Abu Dhabi shortly before the start of the celebrations. “This new Airbus A330-200 will be part of the backbone of our company. Not only does it have the greatest operational flexibility, it also offers wider seats, a supreme level of comfort and the very latest in design to our passengers,” explained Steele.




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