Etihad Regional launches 5 new routes
Abu Dhabi, May 20, 2014
Etihad Regional has announced plans to introduce five new routes, expanding the airline’s operations out of Zurich to eight destinations.
Building on its network expansion strategy, Etihad Regional will commence daily services from Zurich to Linz (Austria), Lyon (France) and Verona (Italy). From Zurich, the airline will also operate to Düsseldorf (Germany) two times per week, and to Florence (Italy) four times per week, a statement said.
Etihad Regional already flies daily from Zurich to Geneva and Leipzig-Halle, and recently launched three flights per week between Zurich and Turin.
The addition of the five new routes will bring Etihad Regional’s total network to 25 year-round destinations in Europe.
The airline will deploy its ATR 72-500 and Saab 2000 fleet on the new routes. The ATR aircraft offers 68 seats in Economy Class, whilst the Saab aircraft offers a total of 50 seats in a two-class configuration, with four Premium Economy seats and 46 Economy Class seats.
Etihad Regional operates eight Saab 2000 aircraft and by June will add four ATR 72-500 to its fleet.
To support the expansion, Etihad Regional is hiring new staff members, including 16 captains, 16 first-officers, 40 cabin crew members and 30 ground employees, bringing the airline’s total employee count to 320. - TradeArabia News Service