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Etihad Launches Second Moroccan City Flight Service

Etihad Airways has launched flights from Abu Dhabi (AUH) to its second Moroccan destination, with operations to Rabat (RBA) beginning on 15 January.

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. Photo Credit:

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.

Rabat–Salé Airport is an international airport located in the city of Salé, serving as well its sister town Rabat, the capital city of Morocco and of the Rabat-Salé-Kénitra region. Photo Credit:

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.”

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