Dresden 1 September: Etihad Regional starts two new routes from its new German base to Amsterdam and Zurich, with both services flown daily by the airline’s 68-seat ATR 72-500s. The new services were celebrated by the airline’s CCO Christian Schneider, who gave a speech, and traditional launch cake.
Amsterdam 1 September: Etihad Regional’s inbound aircraft from Dresden, was escorted to its parking position by a convoy of apron vehicles. All arriving passengers received a typical Dutch wooden tulip from two flower ladies, who were pleasantly surprised by the all-male crew who presented them with a bouquet of real flowers.
- Etihad Regional has started two routes from its new Dresden (DRS) base on 1 September, with daily services commencing to both Amsterdam (AMS) and Zurich (ZRH). The Dresden route is the airline’s second German service to Amsterdam, adding to its existing Leipzig operation (launched on 2 September 2013), while it becomes the 10th route offered from the Swiss hub. Both routes will be flown by Etihad Regional’s 68-seat ATR 72-500s. While the 636-kilometre route to Amsterdam will face no competition, the 537-kilometre operation to Zurich will encounter resistance from the 12 times weekly existing InterSky service. To understand the Dresden market in more depth, anna.aero has analysed the airport this week. See how Dresden Airport’s FTWA compares to the others sent in this week from around the world.