Etihad Airways will soon increase its Abu Dhabi-Munich services from seven flights per week to a double daily schedule from 1 February 2014. Since the launch of the daily flight between Munich and Abu Dhabi in June 2004, the airline has carried over one million passengers.
James Hogan, president and chief executive officer of Etihad Airways, said: “Munich is Germany’s third biggest city, has been one of our most successful European destinations because it retains very strong volumes of business and leisure passengers throughout the year. This doubling of capacity is about serving the growing bi-directional demand and facilitating better connections with equity partner airberlin.”
The new schedule means that Etihad Airways and airberlin will together offer a combined 49 weekly services from four cities in Germany – Munich, Frankfurt, Berlin and Dusseldorf – to Abu Dhabi. The new flight schedule provides customers with a choice of conveniently timed daytime or overnight services between Munich Airport’s Terminal 1 and Abu Dhabi.
Etihad Airways will operate an updated schedule using a three-class Airbus A330-300 aircraft, configured with eight seats in First Class, 32 in Business Class and 191 in Economy Class.