Posted on: 17 April 2014
Etihad Regional has marked the inauguration of a twice-weekly service linking Geneva and Toulouse.
Flight F7464 touched down at Toulouse-Blagnac airport and the newly branded 50-seat Saab 2000 was greeted by a traditional water cannon salute.
This is Etihad Regional’s first year-round route to France from its Swiss base. The airline already operates to Biarritz and Calvi during the summer season and will start year-round operations to Bordeaux, Lyon and Marseille between May and June.
From May, Etihad Regional plans to operate a larger 68-seat ATR 72-500 aircraft on the Geneva–Toulouse route. From June, the airline will also increase the Geneva–Toulouse services to three flights per week.
Maurizio Merlo, chief executive officer of Etihad Regional, remarked, “We are very excited that we have started this new direct service, linking our Geneva hub with Toulouse. The new route is an important milestone in our strategy of expanding operations to key regional cities across Europe and providing travellers with greater choice.
“We are confident it will help boost business and leisure ties at both ends, in addition to flowing traffic on to the services offered by our partner, Etihad Airways,” Merlo added.