Posted on: 20 May 2014 by Mark Howells
Etihad Regional is to introduce five new routes to expand its operations out of Zurich to eight destinations.
Building on its network expansion strategy, Etihad Regional will begin daily services from Zurich to Linz (Austria), Lyon (France) and Verona (Italy). From Zurich, the airline will also operate to Düsseldorf (Germany) twice a week, and to Florence (Italy) four times a week.
Etihad Regional already flies daily from Zurich to Geneva and Leipzig-Halle, and recently launched a three flights a week service between Zurich and Turin.
The airline will deploy its ATR 72-500 and Saab 2000 fleet on the new routes.
Maurizio Merlo, chief executive officer of Etihad Regional, commented, “We are excited to add these new routes to our network, which will further strengthen the trade and tourism links in the region and reinforce our position as a leading regional airline.”
To support the expansion, Etihad Regional is hiring new staff members, including 16 captains, 16 first-officers, 40 cabin crew members and 30 ground employees, bringing the airline’s total employee count to 320.