Etihad Airways keen to expand in Russia

Etihad Airways keen to expand in Russia

Etihad Airways has been witnessing increased load factors on the Moscow and Abu Dhabi route. 

The airline is celebrating four years of service on this route.

James Hogan, president and chief executive officer of Etihad Airways, said: “The UAE is home to almost 25,000 Russians and 400 Russia-UAE joint venture companies, and as a result, business and cultural ties between two countries have never been stronger. The aim now is to expand services and connectivity over both Abu Dhabi and Moscow.”

Etihad Airways codeshares on S7 operated services from Moscow to the Russian cities of Kazan (KZN), Samara (KUF), Krasnodar (KRR) and Saint Petersburg (LED). Subject to receiving necessary government approvals, the next phase of the airline’s partnership with S7 will see the Russian carrier’s flight code placed on Etihad Airways’ flights to Sydney and Melbourne. Hogan cited that additional expansion opportunities are also being actively evaluated.

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