Etihad to launch Shanghai services
Published on Jul 7, 2011
Etihad Airways has announced plans to expand its network in China with daily direct services between Abu Dhabi and Shanghai. Subject to government approval, the new flights are scheduled to commence on 1 March 2012, and will make Shanghai the airline's 70th global destination.
Etihad Airways' Chief Executive Officer James Hogan announced the new route today in an address to 300 representatives attending the Aviation Outlook China Summit in Shanghai this week.
"Shanghai, the most populous city in mainland China, is a strategically important addition to Etihad's China network," Hogan said. "Together with our daily flights to the capital Beijing, the Shanghai route will offer travellers competitive access to the two biggest centres for commerce, trade, government, culture, and tourism in China.