Etihad increases flights for Haj pilgrims

ABU DHABI — Etihad Airways will increase its services from Abu Dhabi to Saudi Arabia in November, providing additional flights to Jeddah for people going on the annual Haj.

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Published: Wed 27 Oct 2010, 11:13 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 4:35 PM

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

Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer, said: “The Haj is a very important experience for Muslims around the world and Etihad is proud to help our customers make this significant journey. The demand for the Haj flights has always been very strong and we are expecting the services this year to be equallypopular. 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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