In the lead up to Ramadan
Etihad Airways has announced increased services between Abu Dhabi and Jeddah
during the holy month of Ramadan. These additional services will be operated by
two three class Airbus A330 and A320 Aircraft.
The full media release
from Etihad can be read below:
FOR Saudi FLIGHTS During Ramadan
Etihad Airways is providing additional
flights between Abu Dhabi and Jeddah during the Holy month of Ramadan.
The extra services to Jeddah will operate until 12
September and build upon the 28 return flights Etihad currently operates every
week to the Saudi Arabian destinations of Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam.
The services – which will be operated by two and
three class Airbus A330s and A320s – also open a range of short and long-haul
connection options for air travellers in Saudi Arabia flying via Etihad’s home
base in Abu Dhabi to destinations around the world.
Hareb Almuhairy, Etihad Airways’ Vice President of
Sales in the United Arab Emirates said: “The additional flights from Abu Dhabi
to Jeddah will cater for the great demand from Umra travellers during the holy
month of Ramadan and will significantly enhance the travel options to Muslim
communities throughout our network.
“Passengers will be able to connect
quickly and conveniently from all regions in the world including the Middle
East, GCC, Australia, the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast and North Asia,
Africa, North America and Europe.”
Throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan,
Etihad Airways will also be welcoming guests to a traditional Emirati tent at
the airline’s premium check-in counter at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Arabic coffee, dates and refreshments from Etihad’s Diamond First class cabin
menus will be served to all Etihad Airways passengers between 7.00pm-8.00pm, to
coincide with the evening prayer and the breaking of the fast.
Etihad launched its service from Abu Dhabi to
Riyadh with eight services per week in December 2004. It commenced operations
in the same month to Dammam with13 flights per week and in May 2006 commenced
daily flights to Jeddah.