Etihad unveils new destinations

Etihad Airways showcased its expanding network at the fourth Bahrain International Travel Expo (BITE) last month.
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Etihad Airways showcased its expanding network at the fourth Bahrain International Travel Expo (BITE) last month.

The Abu-Dhabi-based airline has secured flying rights to four Indian cities including Kozhikode (Calicut), Cennai (Madras), Jaipur and Kolkata (Calcutta). Flights to the former two destinations will begin this summer while dates for the latter routes have yet to be decided.

In addition, Etihad is launching flights to Moscow and the Kazakh city of Almaty in December this year. Plans to fly to the Minsk capital of Belarus are in the pipeline for early 2009.

Maen Abdul Halim, Etihad Airways' regional general manger for the Middle East and Africa said: "The Bahrain International Travel Expo is one of the largest destinations in the Middle East and was therefore an ideal opportunity for Etihad to showcase its award winning products and services."

The airline was also able to demonstrate other features including its first and business class seats and its guest loyalty programme, which now has more than 350,000 members.

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