Etihad Airways launches the first ever scheduled flight between Abu Dhabi and Baku

First Etihad Airways A320 in the new livery

Etihad Airways’ inaugural flight, flight EY297, departed Abu Dhabi on March 3 carrying a special delegation including diplomats, dignitaries, media representatives, and senior members of Etihad Airways’ management team.

On arrival in Baku, the aircraft was greeted with a traditional water cannon salute (below), followed by the customary display of the Emirati and Azerbaijani national flags from the cockpit windows.

Etihad Airways and Azerbaijan Airlines recently announced a codeshare partnership which now sees Azerbaijan Airlines place its ‘J2’ code on Etihad Airways services between Baku and Abu Dhabi.

Under this partnership, Azerbaijan Airlines guests will be able to book codeshare flights to and from Abu Dhabi and connect onto Etihad Airways’ extensive global network.

Flying three times a week using a 136-seat Airbus A320, configured with 16 seats in Business Class and 120 in Economy Class, the new flights will operate every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, providing optimal daylight timings for guests departing and arriving in Abu Dhabi and Baku. The schedule provides convenient connections to and from the airline’s global network and has been timed evenly throughout the week to provide a mix of weekend, short stay and business travel options.

Schedule

Flight No.

Origin

Departs

Dest

Arrives

Freq

Aircraft

EY297

Abu Dhabi

10:10

Baku

13:15

Wed, Fri, Sat

A320

EY298

Baku

16:30

Abu Dhabi

19:25

Wed, Fri, Sat

A320

Copyright Photo (all others by Etihad Airways): Etihad Airways Airbus A320-232 WL F-WWDC (A6-EJA) (msn 6527) XFW (Gerd Beilfuss). Image: 926909.

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