SaudiArabiaPR.com, Online Press Release from Saudi Arabia,Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Meccca and Medina
 
(Travel & Tourism)
Filter PR by
  
Etihad Airways expands Saudi Arabian network through new five weekly service with Flynas
 
Etihad Airways expands Saudi Arabian network through new five weekly service with Flynas

Dubai, October 31, 2015:  Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is expanding its Saudi Arabian network through a new five-times-per-week service between Riyadh and Abu Dhabi operated by its codeshare partner flynas. 

Commencing on 16 December 2015, the new flynas service will complement Etihad Airways’ existing 13 weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and Riyadh, to provide guests with 18 weekly flights and greater choice and flexibility whether travelling from Saudi Arabia, the UAE or beyond.

The flights will be operated by a two-class Airbus A320 aircraft, offering an additional 1,640 seats per week, and ensuring maximum connectivity through Etihad Airways’ Abu Dhabi hub to key destinations in North America and the Indian Subcontinent. 

This comes as part of an expanded codeshare agreement between the two airlines, which was initially signed in October 2012. The current codeshare scope allows flynas to place its ‘XY’ code on 226 Etihad Airways’ flights between Abu Dhabi and 20 destinations around the world. 

These include Amsterdam, Brussels, Casablanca, Dammam, Geneva, Islamabad, Jakarta, Jeddah, Karachi, Kuala Lumpur, Lahore, London, Manchester, Medina, Paris, Riyadh, São Paulo, Seychelles, Singapore, Zurich, and subsequently on flights operating to the Indian Subcontinent over the coming months, subject to regulatory approvals. 

Kevin Knight, Etihad Airways’ Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, said: “Riyadh is an important strategic destination for us due to the established cultural and commercial ties between the UAE and Saudi Arabia. The new flynas Riyadh service will strengthen our Saudi Arabian network further, but more importantly, it will give business and leisure travellers greater choice and better flight connections in their travel to Abu Dhabi and on to Etihad Airways’ worldwide network.”

Bander Al Mohanna, NAS Holding CEO, said: “We are delighted to partner with Etihad Airways to add Abu Dhabi to flynas’ destinations within the GCC. flynas continues to expand across the region and by adding Abu Dhabi to our GCC route network, we are significantly increasing both capacity and choice for travellers, including pilgrims as well as business commuters and leisure seekers. Moreover, we expect the mix of people travelling on the Abu Dhabi route to include flynas’ guests in transit to other destinations, which will substantially increase the volume of  codeshare traffic.” 

Etihad Airways has 49 codeshare agreements in place with airlines across the world, including flynas, which gives it a combined passenger and cargo network of 600 destinations, and over 25,200 flights per week, more than any other Middle Eastern airline. Codeshare partnerships, along with minority equity investments and organic growth, form the three pillars of Etihad Airways expansion plans.

Etihad Airways launched services between Abu Dhabi and Riyadh in December 2004. The airline offers 46 flights per week between the UAE’s capital and the Saudi Arabian cities of Jeddah, Damman, Riyadh and Medina. Services are often increased to 55 flights per week on temporary operating permits.

Etihad Airways and flynas Riyadh – Abu Dhabi schedule effective 16 December 2015:

Flight No. Origin Departs Destination Arrives Frequency Aircraft
EY315 Abu Dhabi (AUH) 02:00 Riyadh (RUH) 02:50 Daily A330-300
EY316 Riyadh (RUH) 04:00 Abu Dhabi (AUH) 07:10 Daily A330-300
EY317 Abu Dhabi (AUH) 11:55 Riyadh (RUH) 12:55 Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun A340-600
EY318 Riyadh (RUH) 16:00 Abu Dhabi (AUH) 18:45 Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun A340-600
XY609 Abu Dhabi (AUH 14:45 Riyadh (RUH) 15:45 Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun A320
XY608 Riyadh (RUH) 09:45 Abu Dhabi (AUH) 12:45 Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun A320

 


Posted by : Saudi Arabia,Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Meccca and Medina PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 32495 times
PR Category : Travel & Tourism
Posted on : Saturday, October 31, 2015  5:33:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of SaudiArabiaPR.com.
Previous Story : Philippine Airlines Selects Pratt & Whitney's PurePowerŪ Eng...
Next Story : Elaf Group to launch series of marketing tours to promote Sa...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Catrice Unveils the Spring/Summer 2024 Collection: Introducing Shine Bomb Lip Lacquer! [40441-Views]
POCO Sets New Standard with Global Launch of F-Series in Dubai [32841-Views]
Unleash Your Inner Royalty with "Call me Queen" Dramatic False Lash Effect Mascara by esse... [32404-Views]
Panasonic Announces FY24 Business Strategy For Sustained Growth in Middle East and Africa [29702-Views]
Ajmal Perfumes Unveils Eau D'Oud- A New Standard of Elegance and Luxury [26183-Views]
Last-Minute Eid Shopping With Max Fashion's New Collection [25883-Views]
Hunger Hotspots Report: Famine Looms In Gaza While Risk Of Starvation Persists In Sudan, Haiti, Mali... [25634-Views]
WFP News Video: WFP Warns Unprecedented Drought and Floods Causing Surge in Climate Related Hunger [24193-Views]
Urgent Call To Action To Address Historic El Niño Drought In Southern Africa [24030-Views]
Catrice's drops new summer favorites: Slim Eye Shadow Palettes and Kohl Kajal! [23490-Views]
Air Cargo Demand Continues Strong Growth into Q2 [22921-Views]
Get Ready to have your Summer glow-up with essence Cosmetics' summer collection 2024 [21766-Views]
IATA SAF Registry [21640-Views]
Amouage presents Rare Is The Rose, a poetic and cinematic tribute to the Omani Rock Rose [19538-Views]
Cathay Pacific to launch direct flights connecting Hong Kong and Riyadh [18685-Views]
Cigna Healthcare Names Leah Cotterill Middle East and Africa CEO, outside KSA [18643-Views]
Sudan is Facing an Unprecedented Hunger Catastrophe, Say UN Agency Chiefs [17553-Views]
Dubai Civil Aviation Authority participated in Future Aviation Forum in Riyadh [16760-Views]
Porsche Becomes Third Major Manufacturer To Commit To Formula E's Gen4 Era Until At Least 2030 [16523-Views]
Celebrate Weekends With Shang Palace's Exquisite Weekend Brunch [15952-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin SaudiArabiaPR.com on Instagram
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories