Alitalia launches daily service from Venice to Abu Dhabi
Following Etihad Airways’ 49 per cent stake in the company, Alitalia marked its first new route to the UAE on 29 March. The flight departed Venice Marco Polo Airport at 9:55pm and landed at Abu Dhabi International at 5:55am today. The return flight departed Abu Dhabi at 9:05am and arrived in Venice at 1:35pm.
Venice is now connected to three points in the Gulf, joining flights from Doha on Qatar Airways and Dubai on Emirates.
Alitalia is also raising its Milan Malpensa-Abu Dhabi flights to triple daily, with the start of the summer schedules.
Last Updated on Monday, 30 March 2015 17:48
Biman Bangladesh Airlines to offer daily flights to and from Jeddah
Starting 30 March 2015 Biman Bangladesh Airlines, the national flag carrier of Bangladesh, will be offering daily flights from Jeddah to Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet. The additional flights (BG 036) will be on Sundays and Mondays, which will complement Biman’s existing five weekly flights (B777-300ER) from Jeddah.
Mr Mohammed M.S. Binmahfouz (Vice President Elaf Aviation), said, “We are proud to announce that Biman will now be flying in and out of Jeddah seven days a week. The new flights is a welcome move to address the growing demand for more flights to Bangladesh, while also helping promote the tourism of both countries. Interested travelers can contact our offices to book and purchase their tickets.”
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 15:49
Etihad Airways to offer daily flights to Tehran
From 15 April 2015, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will increase its flights between Abu Dhabi and Tehran, the capital of Iran, from three flights a week to a daily service.
The Airbus A320 Tehran service, which started in December 2006, provides 136 seats each way in a two cabin configuration, with 16 business class seats and 120 economy class seats.
The additional flights will add 1,088 new seats per week to the route, and will allow guests from Tehran to gain two-way connectivity to almost 50 markets on Etihad Airways’ global network, a statement said.
UAE airlines have been focussing on increasing connections to Iran, with low-cost carrier flydubai also launching flights to the country in August last year. While the airline initially began services to Tehran and Mashhad, it expanded routes to five more Iranian cities this month including Ahwaz, Hamadan, Isfahan, Shiraz and Tabriz.
Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015 16:43
Nicole Kidman featured in new Etihad TV commercial
Summer is approaching and airlines are launching their marketing campaigns to inspire travelers. Air France recently launched its "France is in the air" TV commercial which has been seen over 20 million times on YouTube in less than a week. Now it is the turn of Etihad.
A TV commercial featuring Academy Award winning actress Nicole Kidman has just been released by Etihad Airways. Titled, "Flying Reimagined" the TV commercial shows how Etihad has made the flying experience a comfortable one - for those who can afford it.
Airlines are now trying to woo travelers by innovative new creative techniques that evoke a sense of comfort and pleasure - a far cry from the claustrophobic cramped spaces at the back of the bus. Perhaps some day they will start competing by offering more leg room and wider seats. Perhaps some day we will live in a city "where always there is Spring ... and flowers pick themselves."
Last Updated on Saturday, 14 March 2015 22:01
Fly to Madrid with Etihad Airways
Starting 30 March, Etihad Airways will fly four times a week to Madrid, the capital city of Spain.
Strategically located in the geographic centre of the Iberian Peninsula at an altitude of 646 m above sea level, Madrid is one of the most important historic centers of all the great European cities. Experience the vibrant city with intense culture and artistic heritage with Etihad’s great launch fares and holiday packages.
Flights to Madrid start at AED 2,735 for economy and AED 13,275 for business class for bookings until 15 March and travel until 31 August 2015.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 March 2015 18:58
Qatar Airways to serve Sialkot, Faisalabad and Multan
Qatar Airways has unveiled the launch dates of three new passenger destinations in Pakistan as part of the airline’s continued expansion strategy. Beginning 16th July 2015, the airline will begin four weekly passenger services to Sialkot where it already operates dedicated freighter services three times a week. Sialkot also marks Qatar Airways’ first new passenger route to Pakistan since 2004.
On 17th July 2015, Qatar Airways will add Faisalabad to its Pakistan network with three flights a week, and from 1st August 2015, Qatar Airways will spread its wings further in Pakistan with the launch of three flights a week to Multan.
Qatar Airways currently operates 45 flights a week spread across four cities in Pakistan – double daily flights to Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad, and three flights a week to Peshawar. Karachi was first launched by the airline in 1995, Peshawar in 1998, Lahore in 1999 and Islamabad in 2004.
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 March 2015 18:04
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