Etihad Airways Announced New Routes

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Etihad Airways launches its 8 new routes immensity plans to initiate three more Etihad Airways Announced New Routesdestinations to its core international network for the next year. The eight new routes will increase Etihad’s worldwide network to 102 destinations by 2014.
The service to Rome and Jaipur will commence daily by the airline, together with the four flights per week to the Yerevan, Armenian capital.
As part of Etihad’s India expansion plans, Jaipur which launches last April 1, it brings the total number of Indian cities served by the Etihad Airways to 10, with existing routes such as; Chennai, Kochi, Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Trivandrum and Kozhikode.
The airlines doubled the number of flights and tripled the number of seats to New Delhi and Mumbai, adding a second daily service and introducing wide-bodied jets on both routes from Abu Dhabi, effective immediately.
Etihad confirmed 2,996 seats in each direction from Abu Dhabi to Mumbai, and also confirming 2, 730 seats in each direction to the Indian capital; it was part of the expanded schedules to major Indian gateways Mumbai and New Delhi.
Ahead of this month, Etihad Airways also features out plans for major expansion drive into India by 2014, with increasing capacity to Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kochi.
The new routes will join a previously announced daily service to Los Angeles and three flights per week to Dallas, plus daily services to Zurich (June 1), Perth (July 15) and Medina (February 1), all of which are scheduled to commence next year.
Etihad’s equity alliance airlines presently include airberlin, Aer Lingus, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Darwin Airline (subject to regulatory approval), Jet Airways and Virgin Australia.
Etihad Airways will receive 20 aircraft by next year, as support for the next phase of its global network expansion, including the much-awaited arrival of its first 787-9 Dreamliners and Airbus A380s.
The airline will also receive five Boeing 777-200LRs, one Boeing 777-300ER, three Airbus A320s, three Airbus A321s, four Airbus A330-200s and one Airbus A330 Freighter in 2014.
In total, Etihad Airways has over 220 narrow-body and wide-body aircraft on firm order, plus options and purchase rights for a further 81 aircraft.