Etihad Airways is adding year-round flights between its Abu Dhabi hub and both Cairo and Lagos later this year to cater to growing demand to and from the United Arab Emirates.
A new Saturday flight to Nigeria’s commercial capital of Lagos, beginning 2 December 2017 will add to the weekend travel option, increasing frequency from four to five services each week, and offering greater flexibility and convenience to passengers.
The early morning service from Abu Dhabi and return mid-morning flight departing Lagos will also ensure convenient connections to and from cities like Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Kuala Lumpur.
A fifth daily scheduled service will be introduced on the Cairo route, effective 1 October 2017, taking frequency to the Egyptian capital up from 28 to 35 flights a week.
The new mid-morning departure from Abu Dhabi and return afternoon service out of Cairo will offer local guests in each market additional choice travelling between the two capital cities.
During the upcoming peak travel months, Etihad Airways will cater to demand with additional frequency on the Cairo route before making the fifth daily service permanent in October.
The new service will also provide convenient connections in Abu Dhabi to and from key cities in North and South Asia, including Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur.
On the back of Nigeria and Egypt’s resurging economies, the airline sees the frequency increases to both markets as timely to provide guests with greater choice.