Demand grows for Etihad Kathmandu services

Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates' national carrier, has said that its service from Abu Dhabi to Kathmandu looks set to be popular.

Etihad Airways' service from Abu Dhabi to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is set to be a hit with passengers, the carrier has claimed.

The four flights a week service will launch at the end of this month, making Kathmandu Etihad's ninth new destination of 2007.

Interest in the connection has been strong, with more than 65 per cent of economy class seats already booked for the month of November.

James Hogan, chief executive of the airline, said: "Etihad continues to offer air travellers flights to the world's most exciting destinations.

"Our new Kathmandu service will provide a valuable link for business and leisure travellers, many of whom will fly from across the world connecting via our home base at Abu Dhabi airport."

The link is expected to prove useful for the 90,000 Nepalese nationals living in the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East.

Tourism is a growing industry in Nepal, with people travelling there to see its dramatic landscapes and set eyes on the Himalayan mountains.

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Demand Grows For Etihad Kathmandu Services