Etihad Airways to increase flight capacity

Etihad-Airways-LogoEtihad Airways has announced to add it capacity by 60 per cent providing better services between Manchester and Abu Dhabi from June. The carrier would introduce a B777-300, having a capacity of 412 passengers, in its fleet replacing 262-seater A330-200 aircraft.

Etihad Airways, which rolled out its services in 2006, is the official shirt sponsor of Manchester City. It successfully operates seven return flights each week connecting Manchester and Abu Dhabi. The carrier also operates flights to international destinations including Sydney, Bangkok and Cape Town.

Peter Baumgartner, Etihad's Chief Commercial Officer, told, "Our services to Manchester have been performing very strongly. The business and investment ties between Manchester and Abu Dhabi have never been stronger and the introduction of the B777 furthers our commitment to this important route."

Meanwhile, the carrier has also rescheduled flights from Dhaka to Abu Dhabi. Its flight EY253 would depart from Dhaka to Abu Dhabi daily at 05:10 am and 08:55 am.

Khondakar Kabir, Etihad Country Manager in Bangladesh said that new flight times would prove very useful for migrants, students and business travelers.