Etihad Airways launches maiden flight to Sana'a

Last Updated: Mon, Sep 02, 2013 03:00 hrs

Abu Dhabi, Sep 2 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sunday launched its inaugural flight from Abu Dhabi to Yemeni capital city of Sana'a.

Upon its arrival at Rehaba International Airport in Sana'a, the flight was received by a high level Yemeni delegation, including Waed Bathib, minister of transport, Tourism Minister Qasim Sallam Said, and civil aviation authority's officials.

Over 90,000 Yemeni nationals live in the UAE and the country is Yemen's largest regional trading partner, with annual trade valued at over $2 billion, including $1.6 billion in UAE exports.

Overall, the UAE accounts for almost 20 percent of Yemen's total imports.



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