Etihad Airways plans to increase flights from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow from three to four daily services to meet peak demand of the Christmas season. Effective 15 December-13 January, the flights operated by a two-class Boeing 787-9 will depart at 7:05 from Abu Dhabi and 12:50 from London Heathrow.
James Harrison, General Manager for Etihad Airways in the United Kingdom and Ireland, said, “This is a busy time for local guests travelling between both capitals and the extra service will allow more choice and flexibility in their travel.”
The additional services will also provide more connecting opportunities for passengers travelling between London and key destinations on Etihad’s global network.
These services will operate in addition to Etihad Airways’ regularly scheduled 3 daily Abu Dhabi to London services which will continue to operate on 3-class Airbus A380 aircraft.
In addition to the seasonal increase of service to London, Etihad Airways has also recently announced seasonal frequency increases and aircraft upgrades on a number of key routes to meet increased demand over the peak winter period. This includes additional capacity to Bahrain, Belgrade, Cairo, Istanbul, Medina and Kuwait.
The airlines also launched a contemporary airport lounge branded as ‘The House’ in partnership with the award-winning lounge provider No1 Lounges.