Etihad Airways launches Baghdad Flights

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Thursday, 29 April 2010

Etihad Airways has launched non-stop flights from its home base in Abu Dhabi to Baghdad in Iraq.

Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer, James Hogan, said, These new services are an important step for Etihad and for the UAE, reflecting a commitment to strengthening ties in the region.

We believe demand on the route will build quickly, particularly from government and business travellers. We also expect to see strong interest from people from Iraq connecting through Abu Dhabi to Etihads extensive global network.

Etihad operates five return services per week to Baghdad, using two-class Airbus A320 aircraft, and will expand its operation with two additional A320 return services to a second Iraq destination Erbil from 1 June 2010, subject to government and regulatory approvals.

Etihads flight EY555 to Baghdad departs Abu Dhabi on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 10.00am, arriving at Baghdads international airport at 11.25am the same day. The return flight, EY554, departs Baghdad on the same days at 12.30pm, arriving in Abu Dhabi at 3.50pm.

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