Etihad Airways inaugurates Vienna-Abu Dhabi route

The new service took off yesterday, operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner  

Etihad Airways has begun operating a twice-weekly service to Abu Dhabi from Vienna Airport for the first time.  

The flights, which commenced yesterday (July 18), are being operated on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner which boasts 28 business and 262 economy seats.  

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“We welcome Etihad as a new airline to Vienna Airport serving a new destination,” said Julian Jager, joint CEO and COO of Vienna Airport. “Etihad is a strong carrier with a far-reaching route network, and we are delighted with its decision to launch regular scheduled flights to Vienna. The United Arab Emirates in particular is an important market for Austrian tourism, and the new flight connection is a good sign that things are slowly picking up again.” 

Tony Douglas, group chief executive officer at Etihad Aviation Group, added: “As more travellers return to the skies, we’re delighted to introduce twice-weekly flights to Vienna. The 65th passenger destination to be added to Etihad’s growing network, we are confident that its timeless imperial grandeur and vibrant cultural scene will appeal to many travellers.” 

Established in 2003, Etihad Airways is the national flag carrier of the UAE and serves 65 passenger and seven cargo destinations internationally.