Tuesday, April 21, 2009

New cheap flights to Turkey

Etihad airways will start flying to the Turkish city of Istanbul, the company said on Tuesday.

Etihad air added Istanbul to its flight destinations from the capital Abu Dhabi, a statement of the company said.

Etihad Airways will begin flights from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul four times a week as of June 1.

The airline will also fly from Istanbul to several destinations in Australia, Asia and South Africa including Sydney, Melbourne, Beijing, Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Johannesburg, via Abu Dhabi.

Established in July 2003, Etihad Airways launched services with a short, ceremonial flight to the oasis city of Al Ain in the emirate of Abu Dhabi in November 2003. The airline then started commercial operations with the launch of a service to Beirut.

In the months that followed, the airlines grew at a phenomenal pace, adding almost one new route a month. In June 2006, the Etihad Airways achieved another milestone: 30 destinations in 30 months. By 2010, the airline plans to reach 70 international destinations.

The flights between Istanbul and Abu Dhabi will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.