Elite Aviation to launch German flights
Abu Dhabi, June 14, 2009
Abu Dhabi-based Elite Aviation will commence services to two new destinations in Germany starting from June 15.
The services will be operated by the German carrier Blue Wings.
Elite Aviation will operate the services from Abu Dhabi five times per week with three weekly direct flights to Dusseldorf, and the UAE’s first direct flights to Berlin operating twice weekly.
Currently no other airline operates services between the two German cities and Abu Dhabi.
Elite Aviation/Blue Wings will be operated from Terminal 1 at Abu Dhabi International Airport with the 112-seat A320 aircraft in two product classes – business and economy. The business class luxury seats adjust to a near horizontal position and the comfortable economy seats offer more legroom than is standard on other airlines.
The flights will operate on Monday, Wednesday and Sunday to Dusseldorf and Tuesday and Friday to Berlin. The flights will depart from Abu Dhabi in the early morning allowing travelers to benefit from a full day in Germany and quick connections to the other European and American gateways.
Blue Wings was launched in 2003 and operates a fleet of nine A320 aircraft from its main base in Dusseldorf which is Germany’s third largest airport, and from 11 other German cities. The airline offers services to Eastern Europe, South West Asia and the Middle East.
Mohammed Bulooki, vice president of Airline Marketing and Aeronautical Revenue for Adac, said: “We are delighted to welcome Elite Aviation and Blue Wings joint venture to Abu Dhabi, the 46th airline to offer services from Abu Dhabi International Airport and the fifth new airline to begin operations this year.
Khalid Al Hashemi, president of Elite Aviation, said: “We are excited and pleased about this new service with our joint venture partner Blue Wings, to service the growing number of business and leisure passengers wanting to fly directly between Abu Dhabi, the German capital city Berlin, and the large business community of Dusseldorf. We are delighted to establish these routes and we are confident that they will be well received in these markets.” - TradeArabia News Service