Etihad to launch Cape Town route

22 Jul 2009 by Mark Caswell

Etihad Airways
will launch daily flights to Cape Town (via Johannesburg) this September, the
carrier’s fifth route on the African continent.

Etihad will
commence the flights on September 30, operating via the airline’s existing daily
service to Johannesburg and using Airbus A330 aircraft. The Abu Dhabi-based
carrier also serves Khartoum, Cairo and Casablanca on the African continent.

Commenting on the
announcement James Hogan, Etihad
Airways’ CEO said:

“Etihad Airways is
committed to expanding its flight network across the world and we are delighted
to add flights to Cape Town
to our schedule from September. In the coming 12 months demand for flights to South Africa
will grow immensely, especially with the 2010 FIFA World Cup next summer.”

Etihad recently
announced a revamp of its long-haul first and business class products (see
online news May 10). For more information visit

Report by Mark Caswell

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