Etihad Airways

Tourism to Abu Dhabi still Etihad’s priority

The global economic challenges were defied by Etihad Airways, which posted this month its best load factors. Despite this, its chief executive said that they might enter the hospitality industry.

In the month of July, traffic for the airline reached 616,000 passengers, reflecting a 9 percent increase in passengers compared to the same month last year and its busiest month in its history.

It was expressed by CEO James Hogan that with such demand, the Abu Dhabi airline was mulling entering the hospitality industry by creating its own hotels.

Operations to Hyderabad to be extended by Etihad Airways

From November 2009, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways, will introduce its flights between Abu Dhabi and Hyderabad four times a week, which will further become a daily service from the beginning of 2010.

It should be noted that with the addition of Hyderabad, the number of Indian destinations served by Etihad comes to seven.