Etihad to offer better services on Manchester-UAE route

etihad-airwaysThe Middle Eastern carrier Etihad has announced to boost capacity on the Manchester-Abu Dhabi route by providing better connectivity between the two regions. The move would help business and other travelers to visit respective places with more convenience and comfort.

The airline would replace the current two-class A330-200 aircraft to a two-class B777-300 from June in line with its policy to increase capacity by adding more seats. The introduction of two-class B777-300 would offer 2,100 extra seats between Manchester and Abu Dhabi per week.

The airline has seen significant rise in the number of customers using its services. It recorded around 80 per cent seats filled on average in the previous year. Andrew Cornish, Manchester Airport's Managing Director said that the airport would offer every help to the airline for meeting its desired objective.

Cornish added, "Etihad's decision to add capacity demonstrates real confidence in this vital relationship. The extra capacity further strengthens Manchester Airport's long haul route network and also provides an early sign of the predicted economic recovery."

Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council too hailed the decision of Etihad and expressed that it will help to further boost ties between two nations.