(ABU DHABI) - Many of the world's airlines are cutting back on the number of flights, but in the UAE air traffic continues to increase. The latest evidence is the announcement by Singapore Airlines that it will fly to Abu Dhabi every day beginning March 15, 2009. Currently, Singapore offers the link three times a week.
The service to Abu Dhabi will continue to Kuwait City on four days - Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. Lim Meow Seng, General Manager Gulf of Singapore Airlines, said, "Singapore Airlines is happy to be able to increase our frequency on the Abu Dhabi-Singapore route to daily, while also adding Kuwait to our destination network."
He added, "travelers in Abu Dhabi will now have more options to travel to Singapore, and beyond to our network of destinations in Asia and the South Pacific."
Abu Dhabi International Airport has averaged 30 percent growth in passenger traffic the last two years. Mohammed Al Bulooki, vice president of airline marketing and aeronautical revenue, said, "clearly, the increased frequencies demonstrate the confidence airlines have in Abu Dhabi's growing status as a natural connecting point between East and West, as well being a key regional hub for international airlines.