Etihad to increase flights for Haj pilgrims

October 26th, 2010 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Abu Dhabi, Oct 26 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways will increase its services from Abu Dhabi to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia in November for Haj pilgrims.

In addition to its regular daily Jeddah service, Etihad will offer 11 extra flights to the city between Nov 2 and Nov 20, offering a capacity increase of 1,600 seats during the period.

Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ chief commercial officer, said: “The Haj pilgrimage is a very important experience for Muslims around the world and Etihad is proud to help our customers make this significant journey. In addition to carrying pilgrims from the UAE, we anticipate many Muslims will fly from around the world to Jeddah, via our home-base in Abu Dhabi.”


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