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Etihad Increases Flights To Pakistan  
User currently offlineEK-A380 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 165 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 9 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3263 times:

Etihad increases flights to Pakistan

Staff Report

KARACHI: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has announced five additional flights to destinations in Pakistan for this summer.

With this increase in frequencies and other schedule adjustments made across the network, swift and convenient onward connections to the airline's fast growing global network will improve dramatically. From 25th March, three flights will be added on the Karachi – Abu Dhabi route; whereas a total of 10 flights will be made available with a choice of departure time of 13:10 or 23:00. In August, one more flight will be added, resulting in a daily schedule with double daily flights on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

The Islamabad services will expand with one additional flight, making it a total of 7 flights per week with afternoon and evening departures also available to the guests. The timings of the successful daily Lahore services will also be changed to offer a choice of afternoon and evening departures.

Timings of the Peshawar services have also changed slightly with 2 flights departing every week at 8:30 from 29 March onwards. As a result of the new schedules, connections to Africa and the Middle East will also improve for the Pakistan Guests with additional services added on these routes.

The growth over the past year has been especially strong: from four weekly flights to in February 2006 to 27 flights and three additional cities. These expansions are the result of putting our customers first and providing them with safe, swift and convenient travel alternatives.

WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IS HOW ETIHAD CAN OFFER A DAILY SERVICE WHEN EMIRATES CANNOT.

I have always been led to believe that Emirates wants to offer daily sevices but is unable to do so due to the current bilateral agreements - but doesn't the bilateral agreements cover the UAE as a whole to include DXB AUH BAH MCT?

[Edited 2007-03-24 10:58:06]

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User currently offlineEK156 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 765 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3247 times:

This is weird.... how can they get extra flights???? EK is struggling to get extra flights... what's the agreement between UAE and Pakistan?

How many flights are Air Arabia getting?


User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3240 times:

Quoting EK-A380 (Thread starter):
UAE as a whole to include DXB AUH BAH MCT

BAH is located in Bahrain
MCT is loacted in the Sultanate of Oman
Both are NOT in U.A.E



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User currently offlineRonerone From Jordan, joined Aug 2004, 1675 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3141 times:

Maybe EY gets priority being 'the national airline of the UAE' ?

Roni



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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 6067 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3077 times:

Air Arabia get four to Karachi and three to Peshawar from April onwards.

User currently offlineUAEflyer From United Arab Emirates, joined Nov 2006, 1160 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3035 times:

Quoting Ronerone (Reply 3):
Maybe EY gets priority being 'the national airline of the UAE' ?

Or maybe the Pakistanis authorities gave the frequencies as a favour return after Abu Dhabi built airport few months ago


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 6067 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2907 times:

Abu Dhabi only built an airport in Rahim Yar Khan and that too years ago, because the sheikh goes to hunt the endangered Houbara Bustard in the region of Southern Punjab province, his 744 flies into that place.

Pakistan has always seemed had closer ties with the Nahyan family than with the Maktoums of Dubai as far as I know.


User currently offlineUAEflyer From United Arab Emirates, joined Nov 2006, 1160 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2866 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 6):
Pakistan has always seemed had closer ties with the Nahyan family than with the Maktoums of Dubai as far as I know.

with all of us in UAE, Pakistan is a special friend for every Emirati


User currently offlineEmiratesCPH From Denmark, joined Feb 2006, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2823 times:

Quoting UAEflyer (Reply 7):
with all of us in UAE, Pakistan is a special friend for every Emirati

What a warm statement! Thanks Dear Friend!!

Personally I think it is because EY is the Nation Airline of UAE. But I would love to see EK to expand in Pakistan and I think EK deserves that!!! The Pakistani goverenment and CAA should pay attention to how many people got a job in Pakistan because of EK. Being that directly or indirectly



Fly Emirates
User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1617 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2777 times:

Quoting UAEflyer (Reply 7):
with all of us in UAE, Pakistan is a special friend for every Emirati

Indeed a warm statement and vice versa as well.Relationship between Pakistan and Al Maktoums is very close but it is a fair observation that Pakistan and Al Nahyans are even closer thanks to the great late Sheikh Zayed.This could explain why Etihad gets more favours then Emirates.

But im all for EY expanding in Pakistan and i do travel quite alot on EY (silver tier FF member) but i did take a slight look at the new timetable into KHI and it appeared that the A332 would be featured less and the B767 and A343 would take over.Thats bad news because nothing compares to the J class product offered on the A332/A345/B773.But all in all EY is a much better airline then EK for premium classes,but they do need to improve and expand the premium lounge in AUH soon though


User currently offlineEk-a380 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 165 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 17 hours ago) and read 2719 times:

THanks for everyones replies and feedback, however I could do with some inside information on this from someone within EK.

Would love to get to know the real reasons behind this and get the full lowdown.


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