Etihad reduces A380 operation at Heathrow

15 Oct 2015 by GrahamSmith

Etihad Airways is scaling back its A380 operation at London Heathrow.

The Gulf carrier will reduce its up-to-19-times weekly superjumbo service between Abu Dhabi and LHR to up-to-12-times weekly from November 23.

Flights EY019/020 will remain a daily A380 service, while flights EY011/012 will be operated by an A380 on every day apart from Wednesdays and Thursdays, when an A340 aircraft will instead fly the route.

A B777-300ER will operate flights EY017/018 on each day apart from Fridays and Sundays, when an A340 will take over, reports

Only two months ago, Etihad added a third superjumbo to its Abu Dhabi-LHR route, albeit temporarily, raising hopes of a permanent all A380 service to Heathrow (see news, August 2015).

On the same day that the airline reduces its A380 operation at LHR, November 23, Etihad will launch its A380 service to New York JFK (see news, October 8).

Graham Smith

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