Etihad to launch Hong Kong route

11 Jul 2014 by GrahamSmith

Etihad Airways will launch a four-times weekly service between Abu Dhabi and Hong Kong next June.

The airline will operate a two-class A330-200, with 22 seats in business class and 240 seats in economy, on the route, one of six it has scheduled to start in the first half of 2015.

Outbound flight EY854 departs Abu Dhabi at 2140 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and arrives in Hong Kong at 0940 the following day.

Return flight EY955 takes off from Hong Kong at 1920 on Tuedays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays and lands in Abu Dhabi at 2350.

Etihad Airways president and CEO James Hogan said: "The new services will offer our guests from Hong Kong and nearby southern China increased travel options and enhanced connections over our Abu Dhabi hub to 34 business and leisure destinations across the Gulf region, Europe and Africa."

The new flights, which commence on June 15, will complement the existing services offered by Etihad codeshare partner Air Seychelles, ensuring a daily frequency between the two cities.

Etihad is also launching its first service to Scotland in June 2015 (see news, July 10); a daily service to Madrid from March 29; a daily service to Kolkata from February 15; a daily service to Entebbe from May 1 and a thrice-weekly service to Algiers from June 17.

Graham Smith

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