Etihad starts ‘all Economy’ service

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Etihad Airways, the Abu Dhabi-based national airline of the UAE, over the weekend started flying its first ‘all Economy’ class aircraft including to Colombo.

The Airbus A320 will be configured to carry 162 Economy class passengers, an increase of 42 from the current economy capacity.

From October 31, the ‘all Economy’ aircraft will be operating to Alexandria, Colombo, Damascus, Thiruvananthapuram, Calicut and Peshawar.

 “Customers travelling on the new ‘all Economy’ aircraft will receive the same world class service and product for which we are renowned, such as seat back in-flight entertainment screens and hot and cold meals and beverages, as well as a 32 inch seat pitch,” stated Hareb Mubarak Al Muhairi, Etihad Airways’ VP sales UAE.

The ‘all Economy’ services will operate on all four weekly return flights to Alexandria, operating as Etihad flights EY663/662.

The ‘all Economy’ services to Damascus will be available on flight EY541/542, one of the airline’s double daily return services to the city.

The ‘all Economy’ services to  the Indian Subcontinent will operate daily to Thiruvananthapuram on EY272/273; three times weekly on Calicut flights EY 250/251; twice weekly on flights to Peshawar in Pakistan on EY261/262; and four times weekly to the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, operating on EY 266/267.