Etihad Airways has announced the introduction of a new scheduled service linking Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE, and Barcelona, Spain, effective November 21, 2018. The route will initially be operated five times a week by a two-class Airbus A330-200 before becoming a daily operation from March 31, 2019.
Additionally, Etihad Airways has announced that it will operate the Airbus A380 on its second daily service linking Abu Dhabi and Paris Charles de Gaulle. This will transform the airline’s operation between the UAE and French capitals into a year-round all-A380 service, joining London Heathrow as the second European destination enjoying daily multiple visits by Etihad’s award-winning double-decker aircraft.
Barcelona will become the second city in Spain served by Etihad Airways, complementing the airline’s existing daily service to the capital Madrid. The new link will provide business and leisure travelers with convenient timings to travel between Abu Dhabi and Barcelona, also providing seamless onward connections through Abu Dhabi to major cities in the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia, China, Japan, Korea and Australia.
The airline has operated the A380 between Abu Dhabi and Paris on one of its two daily flights since July 1, 2017, with the service performing very strongly since its introduction.
Flight schedule: Abu Dhabi – Barcelona, effective November 21, 2018:
|EY 49||Abu Dhabi||2:20||Barcelona||06:45||Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun||Airbus A330-200|
|EY 50||Barcelona||09:50||Abu Dhabi||20:00||Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun||Airbus A330-200|
Note: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time
Flight schedule: Abu Dhabi – Paris, effective October 1, 2018:
|EY31||Abu Dhabi||02:15||Paris||07:40||Daily||Airbus A380|
|EY32||Paris||10:35||Abu Dhabi||19:25||Daily||Airbus A380|
|EY37||Abu Dhabi||09:05||Paris||14:20||Daily||Airbus A380|
|EY38||Paris||21:55||Abu Dhabi||06:40 +1||Daily||Airbus A380|
Copyright Photo: Etihad Airways Airbus A380-861 A6-APB (msn 170) LHR (Robbie Shaw). Image: 942380.
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