Etihad increases frequency to Egypt and Nigeria

Etihad increases frequency to Egypt and Nigeria

Etihad Airways is adding year-round flights between its Abu Dhabi hub and Cairo and Lagos airports.

A fifth daily service will be introduced on the Cairo route, effective 1 October 2017, increasing frequency to the Egyptian capital up from 28 to 35 flights a week with a mid-morning departure from Abu Dhabi and return afternoon service.

During the upcoming peak travel months, Etihad Airways will increase frequency on the Cairo route before making the fifth daily service permanent in October.

A new Saturday flight to Nigeria’s commercial capital of Lagos will also start on 2 December 2017, increasing frequency from four to five services each week, with an early morning service from Abu Dhabi and return mid-morning flight departing Lagos.

Mohammad Al Bulooki, Etihad Airways executive vice president commercial, said: “Cairo is the largest point to point market from Abu Dhabi enjoying an increase in tourist traffic to Egypt. Our additional flights demonstrate the importance of the strong historic ties between the UAE and Egypt, and our continued support of the growth of bilateral trade and Egypt’s tourism industry.

“Lagos is one of our largest direct markets in Sub-Saharan Africa that is showing signs of strength as Nigeria recovers from recession. Against this backdrop, our additional flights will help facilitate the growth. With the convenience of Abu Dhabi’s geographical position, we are providing timely flight connections between our capital city in the UAE and both Cairo and Lagos for the benefit of our travellers and the movement of freight.”

Cairo schedule from 1 October 2017

Flight No. Origin Departs Destination Arrives Frequency
EY651 Abu Dhabi 03:10 Cairo 05:00 Daily
EY650 Cairo 06:00 Abu Dhabi 11:40 Daily
EY653 Abu Dhabi 09:45 Cairo 11:40 Daily
EY654 Cairo 13:10 Abu Dhabi 18:55 Daily
EY647 * Abu Dhabi 10:50 Cairo 12:40 Daily
EY648 * Cairo 14:45 Abu Dhabi 20:30 Daily
EY655 Abu Dhabi 14:20 Cairo 16:10 Daily
EY656 Cairo 17:40 Abu Dhabi 23:25 Daily
EY657 Abu Dhabi 21:55 Cairo 23:45 Daily
EY658 Cairo 00:50 Abu Dhabi 06:30 +1 Daily

Lagos schedule from 2 December 2017

Flight No. Origin Departs Destination Arrives Frequency
EY673 Abu Dhabi 02:30 Lagos 07:30 Monday Wednesday Friday Saturday * Sunday
EY674 Lagos 09:00 Abu Dhabi 19:50 Monday Wednesday Friday Saturday * Sunday
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