Thursday, November 10, 2011

Etihad Airways celebrates 8th anniversary

Karachi: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, marked its eighth anniversary of the inaugural Etihad Airways flight from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain in 2003 on 5th November 2011.

Etihad Airways has come a long way in a short space of time. It has become a successful, multicultural, global business and one of the fastest growing brands in the world.

Mr. James Hogan, CEO Etihad Airways, remarked, “We have grown to become a family of more than 8,300 people, drawn from more than 120 nationalities across the world. We have proudly built our airline on a foundation of safety and quality, which will always be our priority, and backed that up with the highest standards of customer care and service. It is this approach that has built our reputation for excellence and innovation, as well as recognition as the World’s Leading Airline for the last two years.”

This year the company will fly just under nine million customers, across a global network that spans 86 passenger and cargo destinations. In the first week of November, Etihad Airways has launched flights to the Maldives and the Seychelles. Flights to Chengdu in China (December 15), Dusseldorf

(December 16), Shanghai (March 1, 2012) and Nairobi (April 1, 2012) will follow. And the company has already announced its intention of operating to Tripoli when it is able to do so.

The company has a fleet of 63 Airbus and Boeing aircrafts, and 100 aircraft on order. Next year it will take delivery of another seven passenger aircrafts – four B777-300ER aircrafts and three A320-200’s – for strategic expansion of its global network.

Mr. Amer Khan, Country Manager Etihad Airways was delighted on this occasion and he said, “This is proof of how well Etihad Airways has operated, not only in Pakistan but across the globe. We have achieved global recognition in such a short span of time.

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