Morocco’s Minister of Tourism Lahcen Haddad, UAE Ambassador to Morocco Al-Asri Saeed Al-Dhaheri and senior Etihad Airways officials gathered at Rabat Airport to celebrate the start of the carrier’s twice-weekly services from Abu Dhabi on 15 January.
- Etihad Airways has launched flights from Abu Dhabi (AUH) to its second Moroccan destination, with operations to Rabat (RBA) beginning on 15 January. The twice-weekly service (Wednesdays and Fridays), flown by the carrier’s three-class, 240-seat A340-500s, is the only direct link between the two capital cities. With existing daily services on the Abu Dhabi – Casablanca route (launched in June 2006), Etihad has boosted its Morocco frequency to nine weekly flights. The carrier also operates scheduled services to eight other destinations in Africa, including: Cairo, Dar es Salaam, Entebbe, Johannesburg, Khartoum, Lagos, Nairobi and Mahé in the Seychelles. James Hogan, Etihad’s President and CEO said: “This new direct air link demonstrates Etihad Airways’ commitment to build sustainable ties in the North African region and to deepening the strong relationship between Morocco and the UAE.” Find out how this route’s FTWA does in this week’s Arch of Triumph competition.