ETIHAD TO USE A320 FOR NAIROBI FLIGHTS
It was confirmed overnight that Etihad, the national airline of Abu Dhabi, will use an Airbus A320 aircraft when daily flights commence between Abu Dhabi and Nairobi in April 2012. An airline source in Kenya made good of the promise to obtain and share this information, after initially availing the breaking news story that Etihad would join their other Gulf rivals on the lucrative route to Nairobi. The aircraft will operate in a two class configuration of business and economy.
It was also learned that the airline is presently also seeking talks with other airlines flying from Nairobi into the region to feed and de-feed into their planned flights to offer easy connections to such destinations like Entebbe, Juba, Kigali and Bujumbura. No timings for the new connection is however available as yet but will in due course also be reported here, when scheduling details have been finalized and slot times been confirmed with the local airport authorities.