Due to heightened demand, Etihad Airways will be launching a fourth year-round daily service from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow on October 27, 2019.
The new service will offer travellers between the two capitals a convenient mid-morning departure from Abu Dhabi and a late evening departure from London Heathrow.
The airline will introduce a next-generation, two-class Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on one of its four daily London services, configured with 28 business studios and 271 economy smart seats.
This complements the three other services that are operated by Etihad Airways’ 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.
Commercial officer, Etihad Aviation Group Chief, Robin Kamark 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 UK,” Kamark added.