Etihad doubles Jeddah flights for Umrah
Abu Dhabi, August 28, 2007
Etihad Airways is to double the number of its flights during Ramadan between Abu Dhabi and Jeddah.
It will also add special flights to Medina Al Munawara.
These additional Umrah flights are available for Egypt's route for several times a week, in which passengers will fly to Abu Dhabi and take the next connection either to Jeddah or Medina Al Munawara.
The airline will increase its daily service from Abu Dhabi to Jeddah to 14 flights a week, and will introduce during Ramadan two flights a week to Medina Al Munawara.
The extra services will operate between September 13 and October 13. The Medina flights will operate twice a week on Thursdays and Sundays.
The flight uplift also opens a range of short and long-haul connections for air travellers flying via Etihad’s Abu Dhabi home base.
Passengers will be able to connect quickly and conveniently from more than 20 Etihad destinations, which include Manila, Johannesburg, Sydney, Jakarta, Bangkok, Mumbai, Lahore, Karachi, Dhaka, Khartoum, and Toronto, as well as European destinations.
James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ chief executive, said: “The double daily flights from Abu Dhabi to Jeddah will cater for the great demand from Umrah travellers. – TradeArabia News Service