behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 5354 posts, RR: 47 Posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4052 times:
This is to inform you of a massive increase of capacity by Etihad Airways and Air Berlin to Thailand and Germany from the on set of the IATA S12 season as the two carriers look to take maximum advantage of both market segments after EY purchased a 29% stake in AB. The main highlights are as follows:
AUH/BKK - frequencies increased by EY from double to triple daily flights using a B777-300ER for all services. EY's B777s seat 412 pax in a 2 class configuration
TXL/AUH/HKT - AB will launch new daily flights to Phuket from Berlin via Abu Dhabi with full 5th freedom rights using an A332. As a result TXL-AUH will be increased from the current 4 weekly to daily flights.
AUH/DUS - new daily frequencies operated by AB using an A332.
AUH/DUS - EY increases frequencies from 4 weekly to daily flights using an A333. As a result, DUS-AUH is operated double daily by EY/AB !