Etihad to increase capacity
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is to increase capacity by 34 per cent on its Dublin to Abu Dhabi flights.
From July 2nd, the airline will deploy a Boeing 777-300ER on the route, which will carry 412 passengers, with 28 seats in business class and 384 in economy.
The move means that Etihad will offer an additional 900 seats each week compared to the current schedule.
“Dublin is one of our most successful routes and this increase in capacity is indicative of the confidence we have that demand, especially in the premium cabin, will continue to grow,” said James Hogan, president and chief executive officer of Etihad Airways.
In 2012, Etihad Airways carried more than 215,000 passengers between Abu Dhabi and Dublin, and the route was in the airline’s top 10 most popular.