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Etihad Airways joins Edinburgh Airport from June 2015

10 July 2014

Etihad Airways has announced today (Thursday) that it will commence operations between Edinburgh and Abu Dhabi on 8 June 2015.

The Middle Eastern carrier will launch its first service from Scotland with non-stop daily flights to Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates' capital city.

In addition to providing a direct connection between Edinburgh and Etihad Airways' Abu Dhabi hub, the forthcoming service will enable passengers and cargo from Scotland to connect conveniently to Etihad Airways' destinations across the Gulf region, Asia, Australia and Africa.

With direct flights to over 100 destinations from Abu Dhabi, Etihad Airways increases Scotland's global connectivity, ensuring Edinburgh Airport truly is where Scotland meets the world.

James Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, said: "Scotland has been on our radar for some time and we are delighted that the first direct connection between its capital, Edinburgh, and the capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi, will be operational from next year.

"The two cities share strong tourism links and the UAE is Scotland's primary trade partner in the Gulf region, which will fuel strong demand among business and leisure travellers on our non-stop service. Travellers will also benefit from convenient connections to many other destinations, both on our own global network and through our relationships with other airlines."

The airline's flights from Edinburgh can be booked from today onwards at, via travel agents, or by calling Etihad Airways on 0345 608 1225.

Etihad Airways' schedule for Edinburgh flights, effective 8 June 2015:

Flight No Origin Departs Destination Arrives Frequency Aircraft
EY28 Edinburgh (EDI) 09:15 Abu Dhabi (AUH) 19:45 Daily A330-200
EY27 Abu Dhabi (AUH) 02:40 Edinburgh (EDI) 07:40 Daily A330-200

Note: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time.