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Tue, 30 July 2019

Etihad Airways to Launch Fourth Daily London Heathrow Service

Etihad Airways has confirmed that it will launch a fourth daily London Heathrow service, starting from 27 October 2019.

The airline will introduce a two-class Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (pictured) on one of its four daily London services. The aircraft is configured with 299 seats - 28 Business Studios and 271 Economy Smart Seats.

The Dreamliner complements the three other services which are operated by Etihad’s 486-seat Airbus A380s, which feature The Residence, nine private First Apartments, 70 Business Studios and 405 Economy Smart Seats of which 80 are Economy Space seats with a seat pitch of up to 36 inches.

Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 reg: A6-BLG taking off from London Heathrow earlier this month. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

Robin Kamark, Commercial Officer, Etihad Aviation Group Chief, 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 United Kingdom.”

In addition to the four daily flights into the UK capital, Etihad Airways also operates two daily Boeing 787 Dreamliner services between Abu Dhabi and Manchester.

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