MIDDLE EAST: Etihad increases overall capacity

Etihad Airways has increased its cargo capacity from Karachi by upping the frequency to daily as of August 1. It now operates 11 times a week between the two cities. The new services, which will operate from Karachi four times a week on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, will be operated by an Airbus A330-200, […]


Etihad Airways has increased its cargo capacity from Karachi by upping the frequency to daily as of August 1. It now operates 11 times a week between the two cities. The new services, which will operate from Karachi four times a week on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, will be operated by an Airbus A330-200, with 13 tonnes of cargo capacity.

Meanwhile, the Abu Dhabi-based airline announced it will boost its fl ights from weekly 564 to 716 for the global aviation industry’s winter season which starts on 28 October with most of the increases set to take-off in the GCC, Europe and the Indian subcontinent. The extra fl ights will improve 17 routes across Etihad’s global network including Bahrain, which doubles from 14 to 28 fl ights a week and Muscat jumps from seven to 21 fl ights a week.

Etihad’s strong network across the Middle East will be strengthened further with increases on routes to Doha, from seven to 14 fl ights a week, Amman from six to daily and Damascus from fi ve to daily. Etihad fl ights to Frankfurt will increase from seven to 10 a week, Geneva moves from three to four fl ights a week, Dublin goes from four to six fl ights a week and London Heathrow rises from 14 to 19 fl ights a week. The airline’s services to the Indian subcontinent will receive a signifi cant boost as Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi, Etihad’s two Kerala routes, and the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, will all increase to daily fl ights.