October 13, 2008

Etihad Airways to Launch New Services to Moscow, Almaty

United Arab Emirates-based Etihad Airways has announced that it will launch new services to Moscow, Russia on December 1, 2008, and Almaty, Kazakhstan on December 2, 2008.

Etihad will be operating 825 weekly flights with the launch of new services to Moscow and Almaty. The two new destinations will bring the number of destinations served by airline to 50.

In addition to the two new routes, Etihad's network across the Middle East will be strengthened with increased services from Abu Dhabi to Damascus, Syria from 11 to 14 flights a week, and Kuwait from 14 to 19 a week. The airline will also increase its existing daily service to Sydney to 11 flights a week, and will also add a third daily flight to London Heathrow.

James Hogan, CEO of Etihad Airways, said: "The new winter flight schedule not only offers two exciting new destinations but also additional frequencies on a number of key routes, as well as improved connection opportunities through our Abu Dhabi home base. With the additional flying we remain on track to hit our target of flying six million passengers by the end of this year."