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 www.etihad.com, 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.