Etihad passenger numbers up 35%

07 October 2008

Etihad Airways has reported a 35% rise in passenger numbers in the first nine months of this year compared to the same period last year. The Abu Dhabi-based airline carried 4.4 million passengers across its current network of 48 destinations, compared to 3.3 million for the same period in 2007 between January 1 and September 30. Seat factors in the same period averaged of 75%, representing a year-on-year increase of seven percentage points, the airline said in a statement.

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