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Etihad to Go Double Daily to Sri Lanka

Etihad to Go Double Daily to Sri Lanka

Etihad Airways will increase its Abu Dhabi – Colombo service from seven flights per week to a double daily schedule from 16th February 2014.

Etihad A330-200

Operated with an A320 aircraft fitted with 16 Pearl Business Class seats and 120 Coral Economy Class seats, the new service will add over 1,900 seats per week on the Abu Dhabi – Colombo route.

The new flights will also offer a 46% increase in the number of connections to key destinations in the UK, Europe, Africa and the GCC via the airline’s hub in Abu Dhabi.

Customers flying from Ireland can travel to Colombo, via Abu Dhabi, from €688.32 in Coral Economy and €2,796.32 in Pearl Business class, including taxes and charges. 

Kevin Knight, Etihad Airways’ Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, said: “Colombo is a fast growing city that serves as a major business and trade hub. Our new second daily flight to Colombo will strengthen our position in the Sri Lankan market and offer our guests more convenient travel options and improved connections to many key destinations across our global network. The new flights will also further strengthen commercial and cultural ties between Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates.”

The new service will also build on the strength of Etihad’s partnership with Sri Lankan Airlines with the carriers combining to offer three daily services on the route with convenient schedules for guests.

The Colombo service was re-launched in January 2010 and has carried more than 210,000 passengers to date.

 

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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