5 AUGUST 2019
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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.”
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