Etihad Airways is witnessing increasing demand on the new service to Sao Paulo. These facts were further endorsed by James Hogan, president and chief executive officer, Etihad Airways. The airline operates three non-stop flights per week service between Sao Paulo and Abu Dhabi.
Etihad Airways will also provide a strong link for the Japanese population in Sao Paulo, the largest Japanese community outside Japan, flying to Nagoya and Tokyo. Furthermore demand is already strong from the Arab community in Sao Paulo, predominantly made up by residents of Syrian and Lebanese nationalities.
Connections to these destinations, which have strong cultural and historical ties with Brazil, will be strengthened further from 27 October as the Etihad Airways operation moves to daily flights. Currently flights operate every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
HE Sultan Rashed Al Kaitoob, UAE ambassador to Brazil, said: “These direct flights by Etihad Airways will create new opportunities for government, trade and tourism between both countries to develop and flourish.”