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Etihad Doubles Down On Flights to Indonesia

LONDON – In yet another route announcement, Etihad Airways has doubled down on its flights into Indonesia.

The carrier announced this week that from October 1, services between Abu Dhabi and Jakarta will go from daily to double-daily.

Below is a copy of their proposed scheduling for this route:

FlightDepartingTimeArrivingTimeAircraftDays
EY474Abu Dhabi03:05Jakarta14:35B777Daily
EY475Jakarta17:05Abu Dhabi22:05B777Daily
EY472Abu Dhabi10:30Jakarta21:40B787-9Daily
EY471Jakarta1:40Abu Dhabi06:40B787-9Daily

Executive Comments…


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Arik De, the Chief Revenue Officer at Etihad Airways, commented on this particular upgrade:

“Etihad Airways is delighted to boost air connectivity between Abu Dhabi and Indonesia, one of the fastest-growing economies in the world”.

“Our new flight has been optimized to arrive in Abu Dhabi in the morning, giving travelers from Indonesia a head-start to explore the attractions of our vibrant capital city.”

“At the same time, our new service leverages our recently-expanded relationship with Garuda Indonesia to make it even more convenient for UAE residents to visit Jakarta or one of 20 other destinations throughout Indonesia.”

Etihad Going Full Pace With Route Additions…


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It remains clear that Etihad is going full speed ahead with route expansion and frequency upgrades, especially since Arik De was appointed earlier this month.

In December, Etihad announced that the Airbus A380 would be reinstated into its fleet ahead of the Summer 2023 season.

His Excellency Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa, Chairman of Etihad Aviation Group, commented on this milestone for the airline:

“It is wonderful to announce the return of this splendid aircraft.”

“The A380’s reintroduction provides a further boost to Etihad’s capacity into the key UK market, with a knock-on effect for the wider GCC and Indian subcontinent that will bring more visitors to the city of Abu Dhabi.”

Around two weeks after that, the airline announced plans to add flights to Shanghai, effective next month, pending regulatory approval.

As we entered the new year, Etihad Cargo then announced an expansion in its United States capacity through the addition of three weekly flights to New York’s JFK Airport.

After that, Etihad then announced it would double down on flights into Bangkok, Thailand, by March of this year.

Finally, the airline then revealed plans to launch new flights from Abu Dhabi to Copenhagen and Dusseldorf, which bolsters their European presence further.

Overall…


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It remains clear that Etihad Airways is pressing ahead, especially with the Summer 2023 season expected to be the busiest on record for the industry.

Post-COVID consumer needs for travel have intensified, with there being significant worry that there hasn’t been enough recruitment implemented in certain areas of the world.

All eyes will be on the airline to see how their 2023 is going to go, on the expectation that they will offer better financial performance by the end of that particular financial year.

For now, all eyes continue to bead on the perspective of Etihad as they continue to announce more route offerings.

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