Etihad Airways is set to fly from Abu Dhabi to Osaka in Japan five times per week beginning October 1, 2023, connecting one of the world’s most culturally animated cities to the already extensive Etihad network.
The introduction of flights on this route will support the growing trade and tourism ties between the UAE and Japan and add to Etihad Airways existing Tokyo service by providing another exciting gateway to the Land of the Rising Sun.
Etihad will be flying a state-of-the art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on Abu Dhabi to Osaka route, offering guests a taste of the airline’s celebrated service, catering and onboard entertainment.
Abu Dhabi to Osaka flights
“We’re delighted to introduce flights to Osaka for the first time,” said Antonoaldo Neves, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways.
“As one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, I know visitors will enjoy exploring its heritage and sampling some of Osaka’s renowned hospitality.
“Equally, the new route opens up Abu Dhabi to visitors from Osaka, and we look forward to welcoming guests to our vibrant home as well as giving them access to our growing, global network.”
Known as the ‘Kitchen of Japan’, Osaka boasts a world-class culinary scene, with Michelin-starred restaurants and eclectic eateries offering delicacies such as takoyaki (octopus balls), okonomiyaki (savoury pancakes) and sushi.
Beyond its gastronomic delights, visitors to Osaka can step back in time at Osaka Castle to experience the samurai-era, visit the vibrant Dontonbori district, with its neon-lit streets and countless entertainment options, or indulge in retail therapy in one of the many shopping districts dotted across the city.