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Gulf Business: Abu Dhabi’s Etihad to increase flights to Egypt

Airline sees increased flights as ‘timely’ with resurging economy in Egypt.
13.07.17 | Interesting article at Gulf Business

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways announced that it is increasing services to Egypt and Nigeria this year, as both the countries witness a resurgence in their economies.

A fifth daily flight will be introduced to Egyptian capital Cairo from October 1, while a new weekly service will be launched to Nigeria’s Lagos from December 2.

The additional service to Cairo will increase Etihad’s weekly flights to the city to 35, compared to 28 at present.

Flight EY647 will depart Abu Dhabi at 10.50am and arrive in Cairo at 12.40pm. The return flight EY648 will depart from the Egyptian capital at 2.45pm and arrive in the UAE capital at 8.30pm.

The new flight timings will offer customers in each market more choice, Etihad said. The service is hoped to provide convenient connections between Abu Dhabi and key cities in North and South Asia.

The airline also clarified that it will be increasing flights to Cairo before the October 1 implementation date to meet growing demand on the route during the upcoming peak travel months.

Etihad Airways executive vice president commercial, Mohammad Al Bulooki, said: “Cairo is the largest point to point market from Abu Dhabi enjoying an increase in tourist traffic to Egypt.