Etihad Airways has officially inaugurated its brand-new service to Barcelona, Spain.
The airline held a formal reception at the historic Capella dels Angels, a sixteenth-century Gothic building which is now part of the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), to mark the momentous occasion. The event was attended by leading figures from the local government, diplomats, media, corporate partners, and travel trade.
The inaugural flight, EY49, arrived in Barcelona from Abu Dhabi carrying a high-profile delegation of dignitaries, media representatives, influencers and senior members of Etihad Airways’ management team.
Barcelona represents the second city in Spain served by Etihad Airways, airline’s existing daily service to the capital Madrid.
The route will initially be operated five times a week by a two-class Airbus A330-200, before becoming a daily operation from 31 March 2019.