Etihad Airways will expand its global route network with the addition of Baku and Tbilisi in the second half of 2015. The fast-growing Caucasus region will be a major focus area for the airline next year, with a new service to Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, being operated four times a week from 1 October, while Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, will be served three times a week from 2 October.
Flights to both destinations will be operated using Airbus A320 aircraft in a two-class configuration, with a total of 16 seats in Business Class and 120 seats in Economy Class.
During the first half of 2015, daily flights will commence to the European capitals of Madrid (Spain) and Edinburgh (Scotland).
As part of Etihad Airways’ ongoing fleet development, 14 aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2015, comprising four Airbus A380s, three Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and seven A320 family aircraft. The airline currently has a total of 104 aircraft in its fleet, with over 200 additional aircraft on firm order, plus options and purchase rights for 81 further aircraft.