Etihad increases capacity to Kathmandu


Etihad has announced intentions to increase its Kathmandu services to dailies from January next year after a year of operations proved to be highly popular.

The Abu Dhabi-based carried launched its inaugural Kathmandu services in December 2008 with four weekly services, and Etihad says that it currently sees high load factors of 80-90% on the route.

At the same time, Etihad has also named Ken Marshall as the new country manager for Nepal with the departure of current country manager Kumar de Silva.

 “Mr Marshall brings extensive experience and expertise to this market, where he will build on the work of his predecessor, Kumar de Silva, who has played a key role in establishing our commercial organisation and office in Nepal,” said Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways Chief Commercial Officer.

Etihad notes that on top of continuing strong demand from Nepalese nationals who work in Abu Dhabi, it has recently seen an increase in both corporate and leisure traffic.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: W.X
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