Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 22 October 2019

Etihad launches additional daily flight to London

The airline will operate four daily services to the UK capital from October

Britain’s capital has overtaken Paris as the world’s most popular city among tourists. Getty
Britain’s capital has overtaken Paris as the world’s most popular city among tourists. Getty

Etihad Airways is upping the number of daily services that it operates from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow.

From October 27, the airline will introduce a fourth daily flight between the two capitals, to be operated year-round. The new service introduces a convenient mid-morning departure from Abu Dhabi and a late evening departure from London Heathrow – EY25 will leave the UAE at 10.45am, arriving in London at 2.50pm; the return flight will depart from Heathrow at 9.05pm, arriving in Abu Dhabi the following morning at 8.05am.

Additionally, the airline will introduce a next-generation, two-class Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on one of its four daily London services. The aircraft is configured with 299 seats, 28 business studios and 271 economy smart seats.

“The flagship Abu Dhabi to London route is tremendously popular with point-to-point business and leisure travellers, and those transiting beyond our hub and we recently boosted frequencies between the two cities to meet increased demand at peak travel times. Adding a fourth year-round flight will provide much needed capacity and optimised timings and easy connections to key destinations across the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia," says Robin Kamark, commercial officer, Etihad Aviation Group Chief.

“The new service demonstrates our commitment to the crucially important UK market, and ensures we provide our customers with all the benefits of a next-generation fleet across all 42 weekly departures to and from the United Kingdom.”

Updated: July 29, 2019 01:00 PM

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