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Etihad Experiences Busiest Four Days in its History; Bangkok Busiest Route

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Etihad Airways has just enjoyed the busiest four days in its history, with 181,333 passengers flying with the Abu Dhabi-based airline during the post Eid Al Fitr period.

On Saturday, 2 August, 46,572 passengers boarded Etihad Airways flights; with 45,981 flying on Sunday 3 August; 44,443 passengers on Friday, 1 August; and 44,331 passengers on Thursday, 31 July.

The 181,333 figure for the four days is an increase of 36% over the same period at the end of Eid Al Fitr in 2013, when 133,007 passengers took an Etihad Airways flight. The load factor for this period also rose from 79.3% in 2013 to 88.1% in 2014.

Each Etihad Airways cabin experienced a significant increase with First Class load factors rising by 6.1 percentage points, Business Class by 12.1 percentage points, and Economy Class by 8.6 percentage points.

 Were delighted to have flown this record number of passengers over the post-Eid al Fitr period, with record load factors covering destinations from all corners of our global flight network, said Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways Chief Commercial Officer. Successfully carrying more than 180,000 passengers during these four days is a fantastic achievement for the airline and we thank our guests for choosing to fly with Etihad Airways and helping set these records.

The busiest routes for passengers carried between Thursday, 31 July and Sunday, 3 August were:

1. Bangkok
2. London
3. Manila
4. Manchester
5. Kuwait
6. Dublin
7. Paris
8. Jeddah
9. Singapore / Brisbane
10. Jakarta

While the fullest routes by load factor were:

1. Melbourne (98.6%)
2. Rome (97.1%) - a new route which commenced on 15 July 2014
3. Sydney (96.4%)
4. Toronto (95.8%)
5. Manila (95.7%)
6. Nairobi (95.3%)
7. Belgrade (95.0%)
8. Hyderabad (94.9%)
9. Singapore / Brisbane (94.6%)
10. Istanbul (94.6%)

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