Breaking Travel News

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.


“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.

Sponsored links

Abu Dhabi

Log on to VLM Abu Dhabi if you are looking for one of the
Internet’s most comprehensive directory of

href="" target="_top">

hotels in Abu
including a rich visual library of photo galleries,
virtual tours and videos. Very Last Minute Abu Dhabi allows you
to get in touch with the hotels directly - no middle man.


Virtual Abu

Virtual Abu Dhabi allows you to experience the magic of Abu Dhabi
without leaving your desk. The website uses rich media and includes 22
videos and 376 virtual tours.


Abu Dhabi

Checkout Flights 2 Abu Dhabi if you want to find out how you can
fly to Abu
from anywhere in the world. Flights 2 The World is a
leading supplier of flight data, include real-time flight information
allowing you to check delays on any commercial flight, also the airport
codes for every airport making booking flights easy.



Abu Dhabi

Log on to Abu Dhabi Up if you want to find a portal where you
supply the content. This rich media portal for Abu Dhabi allows
you to tell the world what the top destinations and resorts are really
like, share your holiday experience with anyone worldwide, or just find
out what a destination is really like before your visit.