Etihad Airways has confirmed that between 15
December 2018 and 13 January 2019 it will increase flights between
Abu Dhabi and London Heathrow, from three to four daily services,
to meet peak demand this festive season.
The flights will be
operated by a two-class Boeing 787-9, featuring 28 Business
Studios and 271 Economy Smart Seats.
James Harrison, General Manager for Etihad
Airways in the United Kingdom and Ireland, said, “We are thrilled
to announce more flights to London over the festive period. This
is a busy time for local guests travelling between both capitals
and the extra service will allow more choice and flexibility in
The additional services will also provide
more connecting opportunities for passengers travelling between
London and key destinations on Etihad’s global network.
Flight EY13 from Abu
Dhabi is scheduled to depart at 07:05 and arrive in London Heathrow
at 11:00. The return leg, flight EY14 from London
Heathrow, is scheduled to leave at 12:50 and land back in Abu Dhabi
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.