Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), this week celebrates its very flourishing fifth year of operations in Qatar. In June 2006, Etihad began flights to Qatar from its home base Abu Dhabi, flying four times a week. Now it operates four flights a day, due to a steadily growing demand for its award-winning economy and business class enthused service.
Etihad enters its sixth year of operations in the peninsula from new modified offices located in Doha’s Al Muntazah district re-launched earlier this year. The short flight from Doha International Airport to Abu enables travellers to connect to 67 destinations worldwide, including new services to Malé in the Maldives and Mahé in the Republic of Seychelles from November. James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ Chief Executive Officer, said: “Our Doha service has proved to be one of the airline’s most successful route launches to date. Since launching flights to the city in June 2006, we have seen phenomenal traffic increase in passenger numbers. We look forward to seeing continued strong demand on our services.”