Etihad Airways Handles 1.4m Passengers in March

Etihad Airways Handles 1.4m Passengers in March
Photo Credit: Kyle Hayes/AviationSource

Etihad Airways has this week announced the handling of 1.4m passengers in March 2024.

The airline continues to grow at a strong rate, as we will explore in this article.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

The Numbers for Etihad Airways…

Etihad Airways Handles 1.4m Passengers in March
Photo Credit: Kyle Hayes/AviationSource

Etihad Airways handled 1.4m passengers in March 2024, which is higher than the same period compared to last year.

March 2023 saw just one million passengers handled by the airline.

Passenger load factors rose one per cent to 84%.

Year-to-date passenger numbers have risen from 3.0 million to 4.3m.

This is thanks to their fleet increasing from 75 to 89 aircraft and the number of destinations served from 65 to 69.

Commenting on this further was Etihad Airways CEO Antonoaldo Neves:

“In March 2024 we saw a 43 per cent year-on-year growth in customer numbers as we continue our growth strategy,”

“Our year-to-date (YTD) passenger figures at 4.3 million are 41 per cent higher than at YTD March 2023.”

“Our latest seasonal expansion in routes and frequencies has boosted Etihad’s weekly flights by 34 per cent, rising from 642 in 2023 to 866 in the peak June-July 2024 season, expanding our network and improving global connectivity.”

“We continued to announce further growth to our network, including unveiling Al Qassim as our fourth destination in Saudi Arabia, and further frequences on our European network.”

“These include double-daily flights to Frankfurt and Rome, offering morning and afternoon departures, strengthening our operations with convenient schedules.”

Continuing to Grow Strongly in 2024…

Etihad Airways Boosts Codeshare Presence out of Jakarta
Photo Credit: James Field/AviationSource

Etihad Airways continues to grow strongly in 2024, placing it’s footprint where they can, with Jakarta being the most recent example of that.

Such a strong footing comes off the back of what was a successful 2023 for Etihad Airways.

Revenues rose from $4.9bn to $5.5bn, with net profits rising from $25m to $143m also.

Passenger numbers for the airline also rose from 10m in 2022 to 14m in 2023, with load factors rising from 82% to 86% respectively.


Photo Credit: James Field/AviationSource

In conclusion, Etihad Airways continues to soar well in 2024, with this expected to continue in the busy Summer peak.

Looking ahead, all eyes will be on how far the airline can go following this successful turnaround.

With a plethora of new flights expected to launch this year, there is definitely opportunity to expand on this success.

For now, let’s see how the airline performs as we continue to leap through 2024.

Click the banner to subscribe to our weekly newsleter.

Click the photo to join our WhatsApp channel so then you can stay up to date with everything going on in the aviation industry!

By James Field - Editor in Chief 3 Min Read
3 Min Read
You Might Also Enjoy