Etihad Airways to Launch Three Daily Flights from Abu Dhabi to Moscow
Friday, 14 March 2014
Moscow at night
Etihad Airways, announced the increase of flight frequency from Abu Dhabi-Moscow services from seven flights per week to twice daily on 1 June 2014, and then to three daily from 1 October 2014.

The Abu Dhabi based carrier started operations to Moscow Domodedovo airport (DME) in December 2008, and since carried more than 400,000 passengers.  In 2013 passenger volumes increased 36 percent compared to 2012 levels, marking double-digit growth for the fourth consecutive year.

James Hogan, president and chief executive officer of Etihad Airways, said: “the UAE is home to almost 25,000 Russians and 400 Russia-UAE joint venture companies, and as a result, the business and cultural ties between the two countries have never been stronger.

“With flights three times per day, Etihad Airways provides more convenient services to Abu Dhabi, the UAE and across our global network.

“Etihad Airways will offer 31 per cent of the weekly frequencies between the UAE and Moscow, providing more direct flights than any other carrier.”
Etihad Airways plans to operate a two-cabin Airbus A320 aircraft between Abu Dhabi and Moscow for the three daily service, amounting to 5,712 seats a week – 672 in business class, and 5,040 in economy class.