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UAE's Etihad says to expand Istanbul services in July

Abu Dhabi carrier set to launch new four times weekly service to Sabiha Gokcen Airport on July 1

UAE's Etihad says to expand Istanbul services in July

Etihad Airways has announced that it will expand its services to Istanbul in the summer with a new four times weekly service to Sabiha Gokcen Airport.

The service will commence on July 1 and be served by an Airbus A320-200, with 16 seats in business and 120 in economy, the airline said in a statement.

The airline already operates a daily service to Istanbul Ataturk Airport but market demand has created an opportunity to deploy additional capacity into Sabiha Gokcen, it added.

The airport is an increasingly popular gateway for visitors to Istanbul and the southern section of the region. It is well connected to other domestic cities on the Asian side of the city, including Yalova and Bursa.

James Hogan, president and CEO for Etihad Airways said: “Istanbul is a critically important market within our global network and we plan to serve both city airports to support our wider expansion plans. We have seen an increasing number of guests travelling between both the United Arab Emirates and Turkey and we want this trend to continue and grow during 2016."

Istanbul is one of the world’s most popular tourism destinations thanks to its major attractions, cultural heritage and history.

Etihad Airways originally launched services to Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey in June 2009. Today the airline operates a daily service on the Airbus A330, with full network connectivity.

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