Eti­had ups fre­quency to Lon­don dur­ing fes­tive sea­son

The air­line will in­crease the num­ber of daily ser­vices from three to four for the pe­riod

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Aim­ing to meet peak de­mand in the up­com­ing fes­tive sea­son, Eti­had Air­ways an­nounced an in­crease in the fre­quency of flights head­ing from Abu Dhabi to Lon­don Heathrow.

Start­ing from the 15 De­cem­ber 2018 and un­til the 13 Jan­uary 2019, the car­rier will in­crease its num­ber of daily ser­vices from three to four. Ac­cord­ing to the air­line, the flight will be op­er­ated by a twoclass Boe­ing 787-9, fea­tur­ing 28 Busi­ness Stu­dios and 271 Econ­omy Smart Seats.

“We are thrilled to an­nounce more flights to Lon­don over the fes­tive pe­riod. This is a busy time for lo­cal guests trav­el­ling be­tween both cap­i­tals and the ex­tra ser­vice will al­low more choice and flex­i­bil­ity in their travel,” said James Har­ri­son, Gen­eral Man­ager for Eti­had Air­ways in the United King­dom and Ire­land.

The new ad­di­tions are ex­pected to op­er­ate in par­al­lel to Eti­had Airway’s ex­ist­ing sched­uled three daily flights from Abu Dhabi to Lon­don ser­vices. The ex­ist­ing flights have and will con­tinue to op­er­ate on three-class Air­bus A380 air­craft.

Aside from the in­creased flights to Lon­don, the car­rier pre­vi­ously an­nounced new sea­sonal fre­quency in- creases and air­craft up­grades on a num­ber of key routes dur­ing the peak win­ter pe­riod. This in­cludes ad­di­tional ca­pac­ity to Bahrain, Bel­grade, Cairo, Is­tan­bul, Med­ina and Kuwait.

A Boe­ing 787-9 has been as­signed for the pe­riod.

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