Etihad Regional is starting services from Zurich to Linz, Lyon, Verona, Düsseldorf and Florence.
Flights to the first four destinations begin June 1. The German city will be served twice weekly and four-times weekly flights to Florence launch June 2.
Etihad Regional already flies daily from Zurich to Geneva and Leipzig-Halle, and recently launched three flights per week between Zurich and Turin. The new routes swell Etihad Regional’s network to 25 European destinations.
The airline will deploy its ATR 72-500 and Saab 2000 fleet on the new routes. The ATR aircraft offers 68 seats in Economy Class, whilst the Saab aircraft offers a total of 50 seats in a two-class configuration, with four Premium Economy seats and 46 Economy Class seats.
Etihad Regional operates eight Saab 2000 aircraft and by June will add four ATR 72-500 to its fleet.
The expansion dovetails with Etihad Airways’ daily Zurich-Abu Dhabi flights, which start June 1, and is designed to feed traffic onto the airline’s global network.