Etihad Airways recently announced it will boost frequency and capacity to Athens, Greece, adding depth to its expanding network, while enhancing connectivity over its Abu Dhabi hub.
From 2 July 2014, Etihad Airways will increase frequency on the Abu Dhabi-Athens route from seven to 10 flights per week with the introduction of three new flights, which will provide passengers traveling to and from Athens with more choice and greater flexibility.
The new flights will offer travelers the choice of two different departure times to and from Abu Dhabi.
According to Etihad, the additional services will support the growth of business and leisure traffic over Abu Dhabi, and offer travelers greater choice of destinations across the Gulf region, Indian Sub-continent, Asia and Australia.
More connections with Aegean Airlines
The new flights will also provide additional connecting opportunities with codeshare partner Aegean Airlines, which has separately announced that it will be commencing a direct service between Athens and Abu Dhabi from 28 May 2014.
Beyond Athens, Etihad Airways places its EY flight code on Aegean-operated flights to 16 destinations in Greece including popular islands such as Crete, Rhodes and Santorini, and to Larnaca, Madrid and Sofia in Europe.
Aegean Airlines places its A3 flight code on Etihad Airways beyond Abu Dhabi to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Bahrain, Kuwait and Johannesburg. The new flights will enable Etihad Airways to place its flight code on Aegean-operated flights beyond Athens to Barcelona, subject to regulatory approval.
In addition, between 1 June and 30 September, Etihad Airways’ daily EY090/EY091 flights will be upgraded from the current 174-seat Airbus A321 operation to a 254-seat Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
By July 2014, nearly 90 percent of Etihad Airways’ global passenger network will be served by a daily flight.