Etihad postpones Heathrow A380 services

8 Dec 2014 by GrahamSmith

Etihad Airways has postponed its second and third daily A380 services to London Heathrow.

The Gulf carrier will start flying the superjumbo between Abu Dhabi and LHR on December 27.

A second and third service were scheduled to commence on April 1 and May 1 respectively.

Inaugural service EY011/012 will still go ahead, but the A380 will be replaced by a B777-300ER from January 7 to 15 and by an A340-600 on March 8 and 9.

However, second A380 service EY017/018 will now start a month later on May 1, while third superjumbo service EY019/020 has been delayed by three months until August 1, reports

Etihad is still scheduled to operate the A380 to Sydney on June 1 (see news, August 27).

Qatar Airways postponed its inaugural A380 route to London Heathrow multiple times earlier this year (see news, July 7).

Graham Smith

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