Etihad Airways Muscat-Abu Dhabi flights launched
Etihad Airways also planning to offer flights to 30 destinations in Middle East, Europe, North America, Africa and Asia.
BY OUR AVIATION CORRESPONDENT
March 27, 2006
Etihad Airways is to launch a new daily flight between Muscat and Abu Dhabi on March 25, 2006, banking on the rising number of air travellers on the route. Etihad Airways is the national airlines of United Arab Emirates (UAE) .
Etihad's new Muscat-Abu Dhabi flight will operate daily, with EY707 departing from Abu Dhabi at 21:30 hours and arriving at Muscat an hour later. The return flight, EY 708, departs from Muscat at 23:30 hours and would arrive at Abu Dhabi at 00:30 hours.
"We are delighted to be bringing Oman and UAE closer together with the opening of this new flight between Muscat and Abu Dhabi," Etihad Airways regional general manager (UAE and Oman) Raymond Korban said in a press conference. "Demand for air travel between Abu Dhabi and Muscat has always been strong, and we are delighted to offer a frequent service to both business and leisure travelers," he added.
Etihad Airways was also planning to offer flights to 30 destinations in Middle East, Europe, North America, Africa and Asia. Asia and Mddle-east are seen as the new growth engines of the international aviation economy. Some of the leading airlines in this region include Qatar Airways, Emirates, Gulf Air and Oman Airways.