Etihad Airways announces three new destinations for 2015

23 Sep 2014 by Clement Huang

Etihad Airways has announced that it will begin flying to Baku, Tbilsi and Dar es Salaam from the second half of 2015.

The three services will bring the total number of new destinations that the Gulf carrier has announced for next year to nine (see here), including Kolkata (February 15), Madrid (March 29), Entebbe (May 1), Edinburgh (June 8), Hong Kong (June 15) and Algiers (June 17).

“The development of Etihad Airways’ network will be accelerated in 2015, supporting a long-term vision to position Abu Dhabi as a leading international travel hub, with extensive connections across the globe,” said James Hogan, president and chief executive of Etihad Airways.

“We have announced nine new destinations so far for next year, including Baku, Tbilisi and Dar es Salaam, and we look forward to aligning operations and enhancing codeshare agreements with our strategic airline partners on these upcoming routes.”

Flights to Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan will be operated four times a week from October 1, while Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia will be serve thrice weekly from October 2.

Meanwhile, a daily service to Dar es Salaam, the largest city in Tanzania will begin from December 1, thereby providing access to one of East Africa’s most important economic and government centres.

Dar es Salaam will be Etihad’s 11th destination in the African continent, and the airline’s fourth destination in East Africa. The Gulf carrier hopes that this will facilitate an increasing flow of passenger and cargo traffice between the region and the UAE, as well as key markets across its North Asia network.

Flights to the three new destinations will be operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft, featuring a two-class configuration, with 16 in business and 120 in economy.

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Clement Huang

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