News

Etihad Going Double Daily to Kuala Lumpur

Etihad Going Double Daily to Kuala Lumpur

Etihad Airways will add a new daily flight between Abu Dhabi and Kuala Lumpur to offer a double daily service from 15th July 15 2013. The new schedule will add 1,400 seats per week to the route – an increase in capacity of approximately 23%.

James Hogan, President and Chief Executive, said: “We have enjoyed strong support from business and leisure travellers at both ends of the route. More than one million passengers have travelled with Etihad Airways to and from Malaysia since the commencement of services in January 2007.

“The airline’s new double daily schedule caters for the growing demand for travel between Abu Dhabi and Malaysia and gives our guests a greater choice of travel times.

“Malaysian travellers will enjoy shorter connection times in Abu Dhabi and more convenient onward travel to Europe. Travellers from other points on Etihad Airways’ network will benefit from the extra daily frequency to Malaysia and improved connections in Abu Dhabi.

“The United Arab Emirates is Malaysia’s most important partner in the Gulf region with trade increasing by approximately 20% between 2011 and 2012. The extra belly-hold capacity of the double daily services will provide significant new opportunities for the airline’s highly successful freight division, Etihad Cargo.”

The double daily flights will be operated by two A330-200 aircraft with a two-class configuration of 18 seats in Business Class and 236 in Economy Class. The aircraft will come into service through a dry lease arrangement with partner airline, Jet Airways.

Etihad Airways’ current codeshare agreement with Malaysia Airlines will be extended to the extra daily service, providing seamless connectivity beyond the airlines’ respective Abu Dhabi and Kuala Lumpur hubs.

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

More in News

Freedom Travel to Open Blackrock Branch

Neil SteedmanOctober 22, 2018

China Southern Airlines Plans to Fly from Dublin to China

Michael FloodOctober 22, 2018

Upgrade Your Winter is Message from Swiss Tourism

Michael FloodOctober 22, 2018

Ethiopian Airlines Pulls Via Dublin Flights to Los Angeles

Michael FloodOctober 21, 2018

Four Province Winners of ITTN Travel Agency of the Year Awards Announced

Neil SteedmanOctober 18, 2018

Cobalt Air Cancels All Flights Due to “Indefinite Suspension” of Operations

Neil SteedmanOctober 18, 2018

Flight Check: Dublin-Doha-Bangkok with Qatar Airways

Neil SteedmanOctober 18, 2018

IMFT 2018 Shines a Light on Thailand’s Thriving MICE Scene

Fergal McAlindenOctober 18, 2018

The Sky’s the Limit as Mount Charles Announces £30m BIA Contract Deal

Michael FloodOctober 18, 2018

Copyright © 2016 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland