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22 April 2024

Singapore Air raises frequency to Abu Dhabi

Officials of Omeir Travel and Singapore Airlines at the event (ERIK ARAZAS) 

By Nissar Hoath

Singapore Airlines said yesterday it has taken up its current three weekly flight-frequency from Abu Dhabi to Singapore, to a daily flight with four weekly services to Kuwait via the UAE capital.

The increased frequency, according to the airline, will start with effect from March 15, 2009.

"Four of the flights connect Singapore with Kuwait via Abu Dhabi," Meow-Seng Lim, the airline's General Manager for the Gulf, told Emirates Business.

The increased services for Abu Dhabi will be operated on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, using Boeing's 777-200 aircraft with 12 First Class, 42 Business and 234 Economy Class seats, the airline said.

"We are operating in six Gulf and Middle East destinations and will be further expanding with the potential of the regional market. "Being a prominent business and oil centre in the Middle East, Abu Dhabi will be well-served by the extensive network," Lim said.

Khalifa bin Omeir, the CEO of Omeir Travel Agency, the general sales agency of the airline in Abu Dhabi, said: "We are quite optimistic about further growth despite the global financial crisis. We expect to have more than 30 per cent of growth against what we have achieved in 2008."