Etihad launches flights to Shanghai

March 3rd, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS  

Abu Dhabi, March 2 (IANS/WAM) UAE’s national carrier Etihad Airways has launched five weekly direct flights between Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.

The airline will operate the Airbus A330-300 on the route.

Etihad Airways president James Hogan Thursday said the route had special significance as the first non-stop commercial passenger flight between Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.

“The new Shanghai route adds much more than just another destination to the Etihad Airways global network.

“It brings the capital of the UAE and the commercial and financial centre of mainland China closer together and creates new opportunities for government, trade, tourism and cultural exchange,” Hogan said.

–IANS/WAM
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