Etihad Airways announces network expansion with new routes, increased frequencies


Etihad Airways, the UAE’s national airline, has unveiled major updates to its summer schedule, adding new routes and boosting flight frequencies across its global network. According to the airline, the expansion bolsters Abu Dhabi’s status as an international travel hub.

Beginning June 15, Etihad will launch three weekly flights to Antalya, Turkey, and four weekly flights to Jaipur, India. These new destinations offer travelers a blend of history, culture, and modern experiences. Antalya, on the Turkish Riviera, is known for its beaches and historical sites, while Jaipur, India’s “Pink City,” boasts stunning palaces and rich heritage.

Arik De, Etihad Airways Chief Revenue and Commercial Officer, stated:

As we move forward, our enhanced summer schedule marks an important step in our growth strategy, offering our guests additional flexibility and choice…Our goal is to offer our guests unparalleled travel choices and opportunities to explore the distinctive charm of Abu Dhabi, both as a premier destination and as a gateway to the world.

Etihad is also increasing flight frequencies to existing destinations:

  • Thiruvananthapuram, India (10 weekly flights)
  • Amman, Jordan (14 weekly flights)
  • Cairo, Egypt (24 weekly flights)
  • Karachi, Pakistan (17 weekly flights)
  • Colombo, Sri Lanka (20 weekly flights)

The expanded schedule represents a 33% increase in Etihad’s total weekly flights compared to last summer. The airline will now serve 75 destinations globally, with particular emphasis on India, where it will operate flights to 11 gateways.

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