Etihad Airways has confirmed to add new daily flights to Kuala Lumpur to offer a double daily service from 15th July, 2013. The new schedule is going to add 1,400 new seats per week to the route which is a 23% increase in capacity and enable Etihad Airways to offer better flight connection to its global network and to foster the growth of tourism and trade.
In the words of James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ chief executive, the new daily flights to Kuala Lumpur from Abu Dhabi caters for the already growing demand for passenger air travel and cargo between Malaysia and Abu Dhabi and beyond to the GCC, the Middle East and Europe. Since the commencement of services by Etihad Airways in 2007 more than one million passengers have travelled with airline to and from Malaysia. The airline’s new double daily schedule caters for the growing demand for travel between Abu Dhabi and Malaysia and Malaysian travellers will enjoy shorter connection times in Abu Dhabi and more convenient onward travel to Europe.
The United Arab Emirates is Malaysia’s most important partner in the Gulf region with trade increasing by approximately 20 percent between 2011 and 2012.