Etihad Airways, Abu-Dhabi based national airline, has enhanced connectivity with the launch of flights to three strategic destinations.
On September 28, the airline commenced its inaugural services to Dusseldorf, Germany (DUS), signifying a significant step in its growth strategy. Following this, on the next day, Etihad initiated flights to Copenhagen, Denmark (CPH), and then Osaka, Japan (KIX) on October 1.
Simultaneously, Etihad Airways has responded to the increasing demand of its passengers by announcing increased frequencies to two sought-after destinations: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL), and Colombo, Sri Lanka (CMB).
Etihad Airways New Destinations
These new flight routes and added frequencies are part of a comprehensive strategy to meet the growing demand for travel to Abu Dhabi and to further enhance connectivity within Etihad’s expanding global network.
To complement these developments, Etihad has made several recent network changes and frequency adds to enhance travel options and connectivity. Highlights include:
Improved Departure Times: Enhanced passenger convenience with adjusted departure times for European and Asian destinations.
Expanded Frequencies: Increased regularity to Chennai (MAA), Colombo (CMB) Islamabad (ISB), Kochi (COK), Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Madrid (MAD), Milan (MXP), Munich (MUC), Rome (FCO), and Phuket (HKT) offer travellers more choice while improving travel options and connectivity.
- Cairo (CAI): An additional 5 flights per week to make triple daily operations to Cairo, effective from 1 Jan, strengthening the link between Abu Dhabi and the Egyptian capital.
- Colombo (CMB): 7 direct flights per week with 3 flights effective from 1 Dec and 4 flights effective from 1 Jan,increasing to 10 per week from May 2024, further enhancing travel options to this destination.
- Kuala Lumpur (KUL): Double daily from 15 Jan, 2024
- Maldives (MLE): An additional 7 flights per week, with 3 flights effective from 1 Dec and 4 flights effective from 1 Jan.
Etihad Airways Flights From Abu Dhabi
|Destinations||Change||Total Frequency||Start Date|
|Dusseldorf||New route||3 per week||28 September 2023|
|Copenhagen||New route||4 per week||29 September 2023|
|Osaka||New route||5 per week||1 October 2023|
|Lisbon||Extended year-round||3 per week||29 October 2023|
|St Petersburg||New route||3 per week||29 October 2023|
|Kozhikode||New route||7 per week||1 January 2024|
|Thiruvananthapuram||New route||7 per week||1 January 2024|
|Boston||New route||4 per week||31 March 2024|
|Chennai||+7 per week||21 per week||15 September 2023|
|Frankfurt||+4 per week||11 per week||29 October 2023|
|Rome||+4 per week||11 per week||4 November 2023|
|Amsterdam||Retimed||7 per week||21 November 2023|
|Kochi||+8 per week||21 per week||21 November 2023|
|Madrid||+3 per week||10 per week||21 November 2023|
|Milan||+3 per week||10 per week||21 November 2023|
|Munich||+3 per week||10 per week||21 November 2023|
|Phuket||+7 per week||14 per week||21 November 2023|
|Moscow||Retimed||7 per week||1 December 2023|
|Cairo||+5 per week||21 per week||1 January 2024|
|Colombo||7 direct per week|
10 direct per week
|7 per week|
10 per week
|1 January 2024|
|Islamabad||+2 per week||14 per week||1 January 2024|
|Maldives (Male)||+7 per week||14 per week||1 January 2024|