(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Etihad regional marked the start of a twice-weekly service linking geneva in switzerland and toulouse in southwestern france.
flight f7464 touched down at toulouse-blagnac airport on thursday at 4:40pm local time and the newly-branded 50-seat saab 2000 aircraft was greeted by a traditional water cannon salute.
the new service is etihad regional’s first year-round route to france from its swiss base. — supplied photo
this is etihad regional’s first year-round route to france from its swiss base. the airline already operates to biarritz and calvi during the summer season and will commence year-round operations to bordeaux lyon and marseille between may and june.
from may etihad regional plans to operate a larger 68-seat atr 72-500 aircraft on the geneva-toulouse route. from june the airline will also increase the geeva-toulouse services to three flights per week.
maurizio merlo chief executive officer of etihad regional said: “we are very excited that we have started this new direct service linking our geneva hub with toulouse.”
“the new route is an important milestone in our strategy of expanding operations to key regional cities across europe and providing travellers with greater choice.”
“we are confident it will help boost business and leisure ties at both ends in addition to flowing traffic on to the services offered by our partner etihad airways.”
jean-michel vernhes president of toulouse-blagnac airport said: “we welcome etihad regional to toulouse and are delighted that the new route not only enhances access to geneva but beyond to abu dhabi and a whole range of destinations.”