5 AUGUST 2019


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Article from BTNews 5 AUGUST 2019

Fourth London daily for Etihad

A fourth year-round daily service between Heathrow and Abu Dhabi is being introduced by Etihad Airways on 27 October with a late-evening departure from London and a mid-morning departure from Abu Dhabi.

The airline is also bringing in a next-generation, two-class Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner on one of the four daily services configured with 299 seats – 28 Business Studios and 271 Economy Smart.

This complements the three other services, which are operated by Etihad’s 486-seat Airbus A380s. These feature The Residence three-room cabin, nine private First Apartments, 70 Business Studios and 405 Economy Smart seats.

Etihad Aviation Group CCO Robin Kamark said: “The flagship Abu Dhabi – London route is highly popular with point-to-point and transiting travellers and we have boosted frequencies to meet increased demand at peak times.

“Adding a fourth year-round flight will provide much-needed capacity and optimised timings as well as easy connections to key destinations across the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia.

“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 UK.”

In addition to the four daily flights into London, Etihad also operates two daily Boeing B787 Dreamliner services between Manchester and Abu Dhabi.


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