Etihad Airways Cabin Crew.
Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (GNI):– Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), announced the addition of a second daily direct flight from its Abu Dhabi hub to Rome, effective 25 March 2018. The new service will take the total number of Etihad Airways’ flights on the route to 14 a week.
The additional frequencies will be introduced in phases, beginning 25 March 2018, with five extra weekly flights, rising to a twice-a-day service from 1 May 2018.
The double-daily schedule will provide greater choice to local passengers travelling between the capital cities of the UAE and Italy, and further increase connectivity to and from both countries.
The new early morning departure from Abu Dhabi and midday return service from Rome will offer links to popular cities across Australia, China, Japan and Korea.
With the additional service, Etihad Airways’ frequency between Abu Dhabi and its two Italian gateways of Rome and Milan will increase from two flights to three flights a day.
Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer, said: “Ensuring our guests have greater flexibility and more travel options is a focus for Etihad Airways. Since we launched the Abu Dhabi – Rome route in 2014, it has become one of our most popular services for business and leisure travellers. We are therefore delighted to further develop the route with additional services.”
Etihad Airways’ codeshare partner Alitalia has announced that it will discontinue the operation of its daily flight between Rome and Abu Dhabi from 25 March 2018. Alitalia will however continue to codeshare with Etihad and will also place its code on the new Etihad flights. Guests holding reservations on Alitalia flights between Rome and Abu Dhabi and beyond will be re-accommodated on services operated by Etihad Airways.
Flight schedule between Abu Dhabi and Rome from 25 March 2018:
|EY 83||Abu Dhabi||08:45||Rome||13:00||Daily||Boeing 777-300|
|EY 84||Rome||22:00||Abu Dhabi||05:50 +1||Daily||Boeing 777-300|
|EY 85||Abu Dhabi||02:35||Rome||07:05||Daily*||Airbus A330-200|
|EY 86||Rome||11:15||Abu Dhabi||19:20||Daily*||Airbus A330-200|
Note: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time.
+ denotes next day
*Tuesday and Thursday services will operate from 1 May 2018
About Etihad Aviation Group: Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the Etihad Aviation Group is a diversified global aviation and travel group with a business model driven by partnership and an innovative approach to growth. Etihad Aviation Group comprises five business divisions – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates; Etihad Airways Engineering; Etihad Airport Services; Hala Group and Airline Equity Partners. For more information, please visit: etihad.com.
About Etihad Airways: From its Abu Dhabi base, Etihad Airways flies to 103 international passenger and cargo destinations with its fleet of 115Airbus and Boeing aircraft. Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, was established by Royal (Emiri) Decree in July 2003, and in 2017 carried 18.6 million passengers. For more information, please visit: etihad.com, follow @EtihadAirways on Twitter and join Etihad Airways on Facebook. Ends