ABU DHABI – Etihad Airways, the nationwide airline of the UAE, has acquired a particular reception – welcomed by a conventional water cannon salute – at Jeddah’s new Terminal 1. The inaugural flight was operated on Etihad’s Dreamliner with the distinctive Kingdom of Saudi Arabia livery.
The reception was adopted by a ribbon chopping ceremony and was attended by Nasir Al Ketbi Normal Consular of UAE, Essam Fouad, Director Normal of King Abdulaziz Airport, Captain Fahd Cynndy, CEO of Saudi Floor Companies, Yousef Attiah, Director Normal of Terminal 1, and administration from Etihad Airways.
Robin Kamark, Chief Business Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, mentioned: “The introduction of the brand new terminal in Jeddah and the nice and cozy welcome we’ve acquired is an indication of our dedication to the Saudi market and it’s a mirrored image in the direction of the deep relationship between the UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”
“As Etihad Airways and Saudi Arabian Airways proceed to strengthen their partnership, the brand new terminal will even present handy journey choices to our prospects, boosting the codeshare connectivity on joint providers.”
Etihad Airways flights to Jeddah have relocated from the previous terminal of King Abdulaziz Worldwide Airport (KAIA) to the brand new terminal (Terminal 1) since Nov. 18.
The Abu Dhabi-based airline has been serving Saudi Arabia since December 2004 and is presently celebrating its 15 years of flying to the Kingdom. Immediately, Etihad operates 84 weekly passenger frequencies from Abu Dhabi to Riyadh, Jeddah, Madinah, and Dammam utilizing A320, A330, B777, and B787.
Etihad had just lately expanded its codeshare with Saudia, putting its codeshare on flights to Peshawar, Multan, Port Sudan and Vienna. Whereas Saudia additionally locations its ‘SV’ code on Etihad flights between Abu Dhabi and Ahmedabad, Belgrade, Brisbane, Chengdu, Chicago, Dusseldorf, Lagos, Melbourne, Moscow-Domodedovo, Rabat, Seychelles and Sydney. Saudia will progressively add its code to Etihad flights between Abu Dhabi and 11 different locations in 9 international locations together with Amsterdam, Baku, Brussels, Dublin, Hong Kong, Kathmandu, Bangkok, Phuket, Nagoya, Tokyo and Seoul. All Topic to regulatory approvals. — SG