Etihad Airways is boosting the frequency of its current Abu Dhabi–Düsseldorf route to 14 times a week, with a new daily service scheduled to begin on March 26, 2017.
The double daily flights will grant greater connectivity to those travelling between Abu Dhabi and Düsseldorf.
Furthermore, Etihad Airways will also increase international connections through codesharing with partner carrier airberlin via Düsseldorf.
The latest mid-morning departure from Abu Dhabi and return overnight service from Düsseldorf will enable two-way connectivity to additional markets across Asia and Australia, including Brisbane, Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Seoul, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Phuket, Kathmandu and Seychelles.
The new daily frequency will provide further connections to popular destinations including Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Mumbai and Delhi.
Commenting on the latest development was CEO, Etihad Airways, Peter Baumgartner: “Increased frequency to our key destinations globally is a focus for Etihad Airways as expansion ensures more travel options for guests looking for greater flexibility. We are therefore delighted to soon offer double daily options to all four German destinations on Etihad Airways and our strategic partner airberlin.”
CEO, Düsseldorf Airport, Thomas Schnalke also noted: “Etihad Airways is one of the world’s highest quality airlines, and with its new twice-daily service between Düsseldorf and Abu Dhabi, this clearly shows that the airline recognises the great significance of the Rhine-Ruhr Region as an attractive destination with one of Europe’s strongest catchment areas.”
Meanwhile, airberlin will continue to offer its Düsseldorf-based customers access to Abu Dhabi and beyond through codesharing on Etihad Airways’ existing and new flights from the western German city.
Passengers booked on airberlin flights from Düsseldorf to Abu Dhabi and beyond will be redirected to services operated by Etihad Airways.