Khaleej Times

Etihad ups services in Mena routes

- — business@khaleejtim­es.com Staff Report

abu dhabi — Etihad Airways is increasing capacity between its Abu Dhabi hub and key markets of Amman, Beirut, Cairo, Casablanca and Rabat to cater to the peak June-September travel period, while additional services to Dammam will be year-round.

Extra flights and the deployment of bigger aircraft in the Middle East and North Africa will provide local guests with more choice and greater convenienc­e travelling during the holiday season.

Dammam will have a fourth new daily flight; Amman will get a second new daily flight; Beirut will have four new flights a week, with a Boeing 787 to be introduced; Cairo will get a fifth new daily flight; Casablanca will see an aircraft upgrade to an Airbus A340; and Rabat will get one extra weekly flight.

Dammam in Saudi Arabia will initially be served with an additional three morning flights a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from June 26, rising to a daily service on July 9. The capacity increase to the largest city in the kingdom’s Eastern Province will raise frequency on the route to four daily services year-round.

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