Etihad expands network

UAE national carrier Etihad Airways has added more flights to key destinations across the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent.

The airline is increasing flights to Jeddah and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, Amman in Jordan, Beirut in Lebanon, as well as Colombo in Sri Lanka, and Kolkata and Bengaluru in India.

The schedule of these flights is below:

Destinations Change Total Frequency Start Date
Jeddah +7 per week 28 per week 15 March 2024
Riyadh +7 per week 28 per week 15 March 2024
Amman +4 per week 11 per week 15 June 2024
Beirut +2 per week 7 per week 15 June 2024
Colombo +4 per week 17 per week 15 June 2024
Kolkata +1 per week 8 per week 15 June 2024
Bengaluru +3 per week 17 per week 15 June 2024
The latest increase means the airline now offers almost 27 per cent more weekly departures compared to last summer.

Etihad’s chief revenue and commercial officer Arik De said, “These latest flight increases are aligned with our seamless and practical connections at Abu Dhabi, and our growing global network offers our guests more opportunities to fly where they want to at a time that suits them. It also makes it easier to enjoy a fantastic visit or stopover in Abu Dhabi as an integral part of their journey.”

With a growing focus on India, Etihad introduced two new daily services to the Indian state of Kerala earlier this year. From 1 January, 2024, the airline commenced operating flights from Abu Dhabi to Kozhikode (CCJ) and Thiruvananthapuram (TRV).

For this year, Etihad has already announced new flights to Boston starting on 31 March and to Nairobi from 1 May, as well as an inaugural direct service to Nice and direct flights to the Greek isles of Mykonos and Santorini.

Starting 23 April 2024, it will begin a new route to Bali from the UAE. It will operate four weekly flights from Abu Dhabi to Ngurah Rai International airport in Indonesia.

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