Etihad Airways has unveiled plans to launch new
daily scheduled year-round flights to Austria’s capital Vienna.
The airline will operate the route with two-class
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft configured with 28 Business Studios and
262 Economy Smart Seats.
The service will initially operate with four
flights per week between 22 May and 30 June 2020.
Departures have been
timed to arrive early morning in Vienna, and to
connect seamlessly in both directions via Abu Dhabi to gateways
across the Etihad network including the GCC, Southeast Asia, and
Robin Kamark, Chief Commercial Officer, Etihad
Aviation Group, said, “Vienna is the largest unserved market from
Abu Dhabi and the announcement of this route brings the number of
our European passenger destinations to 22. Austria is an important
trade and tourism partner for the UAE and the new flights will
enable us to take advantage of the increasing business and leisure
demand between the two countries.”
“Trade between the UAE and
Austria is strong and there are approximately 180 Austrian
companies operating in the emirates. Tourism has been increasing
in both directions with Austria becoming an increasingly popular
year-round destination with UAE nationals and residents, attracted
by the centuries old culture, breathtaking scenery, and famous ski
resorts. Vienna itself has been consistently voted the world’s
most liveable city. We are delighted to be initiating a direct
service between both capitals in time for the summer,” added Mr.
The introduction of the widebody
aircraft on the route will provide Etihad with opportunities for
belly-hold cargo between Abu Dhabi and Vienna, and onwards across
the Etihad Cargo network.