Etihad starts Manila flights

Etihad Airways has launched its service to Manila, the capital of the Philippines.
EY 427 took off for Manila from Abu Dhabi International Airport at 1:30 am on February 13, 2006, marking another important milestone in the airline’s growth.

Etihad will service the Manila route four times a week—Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Check flight schedules.

“The UAE and the Philippines have enjoyed a tremendous bilateral relationship for many years, and this new Etihad service enables the close bond to develop even further. Guests will be offered a frequent and flexible service, giving business and leisure travellers the opportunity to relax and enjoy Etihad’s hospitality,” says Geert Boven, Etihad Airways’ Vice-President - Commercial. 

Senior Filippino and Etihad Executives attend the cake-cutting ceremony marking the inaugural flight to Manila, Philippines.

The new destination follows Etihad Airways’ ambitious plans to link Abu Dhabi to the world’s most important commercial and cultural centres. It will provide a major service to the 200,000 Filipino nationals based in the UAE, as well as the thousands of other nationalities looking to travel to the Philippines.

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“The Philippines route is a vital commercial and travel route. As well as enabling Filipino families to visit one another, the new route also opens up new travel opportunities for many of the UAE and Gulf residents who wish to visit some of the beautiful Filipino islands,” adds Mr Boven.

The Philippines consists of more than 7,000 islands, with the majority of the population living on just 11 of them. It is the third largest English speaking country in the world, and has a rich history combining Asian, European and American influences.


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