(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Flights to etihad airways? first german destination munich were launched on june 5 2004.
to date the uae flag carrier has flown more than 2.7 million travellers and 300000 tonnes of cargo on these three routes.
james hogan etihad airways president and chief executive officer said: “marking 10 years of successful operations between abu dhabi and germany is an historic milestone for etihad airways and proof of our passenger and cargo commitment in a key european market.
“in 10 years we have grown our german operations substantially launched new routes opened a premium lounge in frankfurt commenced freighter operations to frankfurt unveiled our european and german headquarters in berlin and started and cemented our strategic partnership with airberlin.
“looking ahead etihad airways will connue to develop the german inbound and outbound passenger travel market facilitate import and export trade while demonstrating innovation and unparalleled levels of product and service excellence.” in conjunction with airberlin etihad airways offers a combined 56 weekly services between four german cities (berlin düsseldorf frankfurt and munich) and abu dhabi from where guests can connect easily to destinations across the globe.
this will increase to 63 combined flights per week on december 1 when airberlin commences a daily service between stuttgart and abu dhabi.
through its etihad cargo division etihad airways also offers comprehensive freight services between germany and abu dhabi on its passenger fleet in addition to three weekly maindeck freighter operations to and from frankfurt.