UAE’s Etihad Airways launches new flights to Rome

17 Jul 2014

(MENAFN) Etihad Airways said that it plans to expand its flights network to reach Rome from Abu Dhabi in ‘the next step in a burgeoning relationship with Italy’, according to the Emirates 24/7.

The new service adds to Etihad Airways” daily flights to Milan and complements Alitalia’s five-times-weekly service between Rome and Abu Dhabi.

Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer, James Hogan, said: “With our Rome and Milan services, and our existing codeshare relationship with Alitalia, Italy continues to grow as one of our most important strategic markets.”

Hogan added: “We expect the relationship to develop further, with a process under way which we hope will conclude with Etihad Airways taking a minority shareholding in Alitalia.”

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