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 September 17, 2013
Etihad Airways Boosts Flights To Islamabad

 Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has further increased its flights to Pakistan's capital city, Islamabad, from nine to eleven a week offering passengers more convenient travel options.

With the addition of the new services, Etihad Airways will now offer 31 weekly flights from four destinations in Pakistan which, along with Islamabad, include Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar.

The additional frequencies will provide improved connections from Islamabad to Europe and the GCC via Abu Dhabi. The schedule will be operated using A320 aircraft fitted with 16 Pearl Business Class and 120 Economy class seats.

Kevin Knight, Etihad Airways' Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, said: "The addition of the new flights is further proof of the strong commercial and cultural ties between Pakistan and the UAE and will lead to continued strong growth in traffic flows between Islamabad, Abu Dhabi and beyond to many key destinations across our global network."

Etihad Airways also unveiled new winter timings for services to Lahore and Peshawar starting from October and November. The new schedule will greatly improve connections to destinations in the Arabian Gulf, the United Kingdom, Europe and North America.

Since the start of flights to Islamabad in 2006, Etihad Airways has carried over 810,000 passengers on this route.