Etihad teams-up with Malaysian Tourism

Etihad Airways, the UAE’s National Airline, is continuing to promote its latest destination, Kuala Lumpur, by teaming up with the Malaysian Tourism Board at this year’s prestigious Autocar Middle East Awards.Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Maktoum Bin Hasher Al Maktoum at Dubai’s Royal Mirage Hotel, guests at the prestigious event were offered the chance to win exclusive Pearl Zone tickets to Kuala Lumpur.

‘Many of the UAE’s top representatives from the automotive industry attend the Autocar awards, which gives us a unique opportunity to talk directly to them about our fantastic new route to Kuala Lumpur,’ said Peter Baumgartner, Head of Marketing at Etihad Airways.

‘Since announcing that we will soon fly to Kuala Lumpur, Etihad has been inundated with bookings from Guests looking to experience Malaysia’s multi-cultural delights either as part of a business trip or for a short break.’

Kuala Lumpur is one of the world’s most popular destinations for Middle Eastern travellers, due to its vibrant nightlife and social activities, advanced medical facilities and flexible visa requirements.

‘The launch of Etihad’s new flight to Kuala Lumpur in January is very exciting because we will be celebrating our ‘Visit Malaysia Year 2007’ campaign to mark Malaysia’s 50 years of nationhood. Etihad’s Kuala Lumpur service will also assist Tourism Malaysia in bringing more tourists from the Middle East region to the country,’ said Syed Muhadzir Jamallulil, UAE, Gulf and Iran Director, Tourism Malaysia.


It will be Etihad’s fourth destination in the Far East, following the enormously successful double-daily service to Bangkok, and also the non-stop operations to Jakarta and Manila.

Etihad will operate one of its three-zone Airbus A340-300 aircraft between Abu Dhabi and Kuala Lumpur, which is configured to carry 10 Guests in Diamond zone, 30 Guests in Pearl zone and 225 in Coral zone.

The service, which will launch on 16 January, will operate every day of the week except Saturday.

Outbound EY 405 will depart Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) at 02:40, arriving at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) at 14:15. The return flight EY 406 will depart Kuala Lumpur at 15:00, arriving in Abu Dhabi at 18:15.

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