UAE: Etihad Airways Reports 35% Passenger Increase in January 2024
Etihad Airways recorded over 1.4 million passengers on board in January, with an average load factor of 86.04 percent for the month, based on initial passenger data.
Antonoaldo Neves, the CEO of Etihad Airways, noted a significant increase of 35 percent in customer numbers compared to January 2023. Additionally, the airline expanded its operations to five additional destinations compared to the same period last year, positioning it as one of the fastest-growing airlines globally.
Neves highlighted the airline's responsiveness to customer demand by enhancing flight frequencies to key destinations. Etihad Airways has increased its weekly departures by almost 27 percent for the upcoming summer 2024 season compared to the previous summer schedule.
The airline inaugurated daily flights from Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Kozhikode (CCJ) and Thiruvananthapuram (TRV) in the Kerala region of India at the beginning of the year, thereby expanding its total Indian gateways to 10.
Etihad Airways expressed pride in hosting over 1.4 million guests at its new hub, Abu Dhabi's Zayed International Airport. Looking ahead, the airline is enthusiastic about introducing more travelers to both the new airport and the onboard experience throughout 2024. This anticipation stems from the ongoing expansion of Etihad's network and flight frequencies.
Etihad Airways experienced strong growth in January 2024, which was characterized by a significant increase in passenger numbers and expanded flight operations to important destinations. The airline's strategic initiatives, including the introduction of new routes and enhanced flight frequencies, reflect its commitment to meeting evolving customer needs and positioning itself as a leading global carrier.