Etihad Airways launches its inaugural flight to Guangzhou

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has launched its first-ever scheduled flights linking Abu Dhabi and Guangzhou. The inaugural flight, EY868, departed Abu Dhabi last night after a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by representatives from the Chinese Embassy to the UAE, Abu Dhabi Airports Company, Miral Asset Management and Etihad Aviation Group.

The flight touched down at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport this morning at 10:25 (local time), making Etihad the first international airline to operate long-haul passenger services to the top three Chinese gateways – Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou – since the start of the pandemic.

Flight EY868 marks the launch of scheduled services between Abu Dhabi and Guangzhou, growing Etihad’s network to 67 destinations across 45 countries. The new twice-weekly service will be operated via a two-class Boeing 777.

Abu Dhabi-Guangzhou flight schedule from October 10, 2022:

Flight Departing Time Arriving Time Days
EY868 Abu Dhabi 23:00 Guangzhou 10:25 Monday/Friday
EY869 Guangzhou 18:40 Abu Dhabi 22:40 Wednesday/Sunday

Top Copyright Photo: Etihad Airways Boeing 777-3FX ER A6-ETB (msn 34598) MUC (Gunter Mayer). Image: 955676.

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