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Fri, 5 Oct 2018

Etihad Airways to Increase London Heathrow Flights for Festive Period

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 their travel.”

Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner reg: A6-BLN at Changi Airport in Singapore. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com from a Runway Room at the multi-award winning Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Hotel. Click to enlarge.

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 at 23:45,

The new 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.

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