Etihad Unveils Summer 2024 Plans with New Destinations and Expanded Capacities

Etihad Airways has unveiled its summer flight program for 2024, anticipating a 25% surge in weekly departures compared to the same period in 2023. The upcoming season will introduce several new destinations, including Malaga, Spain (AGP), Nice, France (NCE), and the Greek islands of Santorini (JTR) and Mykonos (JMK).

Additionally, Etihad will launch services to Kozhikode (CCJ) and Thiruvananthapuram (TRV) in southern India, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi, Kenya, and Boston-Logan (BOS). Copenhagen (CPH), Denmark, will become a year-round destination, and Athens (ATH), Colombo (CMB), and Bangkok (BKK) will experience increased frequencies.

During a Q&A session at the Dubai Airshow 2023, Etihad CEO Antonoaldo Neves expressed optimism for the airline’s growth, undeterred by geopolitical tensions and new competitors in neighboring Saudi Arabia. Neves identified aircraft supply chain constraints as the only potential hindrance to growth.

Neves highlighted the return to service of four Airbus A380 aircraft previously in storage, with plans to add more destinations and achieve a total of 12 new additions to the network by the end of 2023. While emphasizing increased capacity in existing markets, Neves mentioned that London was no longer the sole city with multiple daily flights, citing Milan and Madrid as examples, with the expectation of further expansion, possibly including Barcelona.