News

Etihad to Go Double Daily on Dublin – Abu Dhabi

Etihad to Go Double Daily on Dublin – Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways will increase its Dublin – Abu Dhabi service from 10 flights per week to double daily from 15th July 2014. The 40% frequency boost will provide 8,988 seats each week between the Irish and UAE capitals. Etihad Airways

Etihad will operate a B777-300 ER, configured to carry 380 passengers with 40 in Pearl Business Class and 340 in Coral Economy Class, and an A330-200, configured to carry 262 passengers, with 22 in Pearl Business Class and 240 in Coral Economy Class.

The schedule for the double daily flights will ensure connectivity both ways with 800 weekly connections to 45 Etihad destinations in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, including Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Melbourne, Perth, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo.

James Hogan said: “From the moment we started flights to Dublin in July 2007 it has been one our most successful routes and we are delighted that from this July, seven years later, Etihad Airways will offer guests a double daily service to and from Abu Dhabi.

“The 40% increase in flight frequency will benefit business and leisure travel not only between Ireland and the UAE but also right across the Etihad Airways network, especially countries that have a connection with Ireland such as Australia, Thailand and Malaysia.”

Kevin Toland, Dublin Airport Authority Chief Executive, welcomed the decision: “The partnership between Dublin Airport and Etihad Airways has been hugely successful since the airline launched the Dublin – Abu Dhabi route in 2007. Dublin has long been one of Etihad Airways’ busiest routes and the airline has steadily expanded capacity on the service over the past six years.

“We are delighted that Etihad Airways has announced a 40% increase in frequency for the service, which will operate double daily from 15th July, as it will offer additional choice and convenience to business and leisure travellers.”

Etihad Airways’ Dublin flight schedule from 15thJuly 2014:

FlightFromToAircraftSeatsDepArrFrequency
EY45AUHDUBB777-30038002.2507.30Daily
EY42DUBAUHB777-30038009.2019.40Daily
EY41AUHDUBA330-20026209.1514.25Daily
EY48DUBAUHA330-20026220.5507.20 +1Daily

 

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

More in News

Travellers’ Protection Fund: To Be or Not To Be?

Neil SteedmanJanuary 23, 2019

€155m European Investment Bank Support for Irish Continental Group

Michael FloodJanuary 23, 2019

Cork Airport Appoints New Head of Aviation Business Development

Neil SteedmanJanuary 23, 2019

Helen and Joanna Win Boyzone Tickets with Turkish Airlines

Neil SteedmanJanuary 23, 2019

Hainan Airlines Launches Non-Stop Dublin-Shenzhen Route

Neil SteedmanJanuary 23, 2019

Bangkok Airways Welcomes 40th Aircraft to the Fleet

Michael FloodJanuary 22, 2019

Irish Cruise Market Grew 8.8% in January-September Period – CLIA

Neil SteedmanJanuary 22, 2019

WestJet Hosts the Trade at Abbey Theatre

Ian BloomfieldJanuary 22, 2019

Aer Lingus Unveils Brand Refresh with A330-300 in New Livery

Neil SteedmanJanuary 22, 2019

Copyright © 2016 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland