Etihad Resumes & Adds Popular Summer Routes

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LONDON – On February 22, the United Arab Emirates-based carrier out of Abu Dhabi, Etihad Airways, has announced that it will be resuming popular destinations this summer, as well as adding one new route which will come to a total of four additional services.

All four services are set to be commencing from mid-June. The three returning destinations are, Malaga in Spain, Santorini in Greece, and Zanzibar, an island in the Indian Ocean part of Tanzania.

Malaga will be operated by Etihad’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner with both Santorini and Zanzibar being operated by their Airbus A320.

The new destination that Etihad will be commencing is the island of Crete in Greece, namely the main city on the island Heraklion. This new route will also be operated by their Airbus A320 aircraft and will begin from June 15, 2022.

Martin Drew, Senior Vice President of Sales & Cargo at Etihad comments, “Etihad Airways is delighted to provide travelers with more choice for their summer vacations in 2022.”

“Crete is an ideal summer destination for travelers who are looking for a mix of beach and mountain adventures, and along with the hotspots of Malaga, Santorini, and Zanzibar, makes for a perfect addition to Etihad’s summer network.”

Etihad currently operates a fleet of 90 aircraft, broken down as; 18 Airbus A320s, 10 Airbus A321s, five Airbus A350-1000s, 18 Boeing 777’s of which five of them are 777 Freighters and 39 Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

They also have on order 26 Airbus A321neo’s, a further 15 Airbus A350-1000s, six Boeing 777-9X’s, 11 further Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, and a further 21 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners.

The airline also recently confirmed its position on the growing operator list of the new Airbus A350 Freighter aircraft, confirming a Letter of Intent (LoI) for five of the type.

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