Etihad in major regional expansion plan
ETIHAD Airways is continuing its rapid flight network expansion with the commencement of services to Kuwait, Doha and Jeddah.
As of July 1, the airline now six times a week (except Tuesday) between Abu Dhabi and Kuwait with a combination of the airline’s state-of-the-art Airbus 330-200 and Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft.
The airline’s Doha service is also six times weekly (except Tuesday), on a three-class Boeing B767-300 aircraft. Meanwhile, the airline successfully made its first flight to Jeddah, marking its 31st destination in three years.
As of June 5, Etihad launched a thrice weekly service to the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, operating every Monday, Wednesday and Sunday, supporting its current freighter operations between Abu Dhabi and Khartoum, which opened in July last year.
Etihad Airways, twice voted the world’s leading new airline, is expanding its global flight network at an exceptional pace. In the first six months of 2006 the airline also opened new routes to Casablanca, Jakarta, Islamabad, Lahore, Manchester, Manila, Muscat and Peshawar. The airline is taking delivery of its new fleet of purpose-built aircraft, including its first three-class aircraft, the Airbus 340-500.