Monday 29 July 2019
Abu Dhabi - MENA Herald:

Etihad Airways is to boost its services from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow by adding a fourth year-round daily service between the two capitals, launching on 27 October 2019. The new service introduces a convenient mid-morning departure from Abu Dhabi and a late evening departure from London Heathrow and follows the introduction of additional seasonal services this summer.

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. This complements the three other services which are operated by Etihad’s 486-seat Airbus A380s, which feature The Residence, a luxurious three-room cabin, nine private First Apartments, 70 Business Studios and 405 Economy Smart Seats. These include 80 Economy Space seats with a seat pitch of up to 36 inches.

Robin Kamark, Commercial Officer, Etihad Aviation Group Chief, said: “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.

“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.”

In addition to the four daily flights into the UK capital, Etihad Airways also operates two daily Boeing 787 Dreamliner services between Abu Dhabi and Manchester.

Timetable: Abu Dhabi – London winter 2019/2020 schedule:

Flight     Origin            Departs   Destination        Arrives  Frequency  Aircraft

EY11   Abu Dhabi           02:40   London Heathrow   06:45      Daily     Airbus A380

EY12  London Heathrow 09:00    Abu Dhabi            20:05      Daily     Airbus A380

EY19   Abu Dhabi           08:05  London Heathrow   12:00      Daily     Airbus A380

EY20  London Heathrow 14:05    Abu Dhabi           01:05*     Daily     Airbus A380

EY25   Abu Dhabi           10:45  London Heathrow   14:50     Daily    Airbus A380

EY26  London Heathrow  20:00   Abu Dhabi           07:00*     Daily    Airbus A380

EY17    Abu Dhabi          13:40  London Heathrow  17:45      Daily    Boeing 787-9

EY18  London Heathrow 21:05   Abu Dhabi            08:05*    Daily    Boeing 787-9

Note: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time. *Denotes next day arrival

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