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Etihad Airways Carries a Record Number of Passengers in 2011

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by January 30, 2012 General

Lahore: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, carried a record 8.29 million passengers in 2011, a 17 per cent increase on the previous year. The jump represented an extra 1.197 million passengers on the carrier’s global network covering 82 passenger and cargo destinations.

Etihad Airways President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr James Hogan, said. “This result, achieved while much of the world was facing the economic crunch and oil prices remained high, is testament to our emergence as a formidable force in the international aviation arena. Through strategic expansion we launched eight new routes to Bangalore, Maldives, Seychelles, Chengdu, Dusseldorf, Tripoli, Shanghai and Nairobi last year.

Etihad Airways’ busiest route was Bangkok with the airline carrying more than 500,000 passengers to the Thai capital during the year.

This was closely followed by London (479,000), Manila (446,000), and Jeddah (289,000) which represented a staggering 48 per cent increase over 2010.

{Then came Sydney, Frankfurt, Paris, Manchester, Doha and Dublin to complete the list of the 10 most popular routes.]

Etihad Airways currently operates 23 flights a week between Abu Dhabi and four Pakistani cities with daily flights to Islamabad, Karachi, and Lahore and two services a week to Peshawar.

For more information, contact:
Etihad Airways
Office Address: #309, the Forum,
Kehkashan Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan
Toll Free: 00800 900 440 17
Fax: +9221 3530 1321
Web: www.etihadairways.com

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