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.”