Etihad unveils KSA services

10th Jul 2006

Etihad Airways is starting a fourth flight weekly between Abu Dhabi and
Riyadh and raises its Abu Dhabi-Dammam schedule from six-flights-a-week
to daily. The fourth Riyadh service will operate on Boeing B777-300ER aircraft
every Monday, in a two-zone configuration, with 28 seats in
Pearl Zone and 350 seats in Coral.

July is Etihad’s busiest month in the Kingdom and the schedule increases
reflect the peak in the region’s travel season.

Hamza Sharif, Etihad’s Country Manager for KSA, said:

‘The significant capacity increases we are introducing this
week, and later in the year, underline our lasting commitment to the
development of business in the UAE and the Kingdom.’

The Abu Dhabi-Riyadh service will double to eight flights weekly with
the start of the winter timetable from 29 October and the Abu
Dhabi-Dammam service will increase to nine flights weekly on the same


Etihad has also amended its Jeddah schedule from July, with flights now
operating every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, with EY 725 departing Abu
Dhabi at 13:00, arriving in Jeddah at 14:45. The return flight, EY 726,
departs Jeddah at 16:00 and arrives in Abu Dhabi at 19:45 in the
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