British Airways Launches New Daily Service to Abu Dhabi

A British Airways Dreamliner on the taxiway.
Photo Credit: British Airways

Excitement filled the air at Zayed International Airport this weekend as British Airways touched down. The arrival marked its much-anticipated return to Abu Dhabi after a four-year hiatus.

Passengers and crew were met with a warm welcome, celebrating the re-establishment of this key route.

This new daily service, operating between London Heathrow and Abu Dhabi, strengthens the vital connection between the UAE and UK.

British Airways will utilize Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners throughout the summer season, offering a comfortable and modern flying experience.

The route caters to a variety of travelers, whether seeking a relaxing vacation, pursuing business opportunities, or reuniting with loved ones.

For those planning their trip, flight BA073 departs London Heathrow at 10:25 pm. It arrives in Abu Dhabi the following day at 8:30 am (+1 day).

The return flight, BA072, departs Abu Dhabi at 10:10 am and arrives back in London Heathrow at 3:20 pm.

A Welcome Back to Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Airports’ Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Elena Sorlini, offered comment on the restored service, She expressed her delight at welcoming British Airways back to Zayed International Airport.

She highlighted the daily schedule’s potential to “enrich connectivity and invigorate both business and tourism.”

Passengers can expect a seamless introduction to the UAE capital through the airport’s award-winning, state-of-the-art terminal. The experience offers an immersion in Emirati hospitality at its finest.

Calum Laming, Chief Customer Officer at British Airways, echoed the enthusiasm, stating, “We are truly excited to celebrate the launch of our Abu Dhabi route.”

He emphasized how this new service strengthens ties with the UAE. The service now offers another exciting destination within British Airways’ extensive network.

Passengers can choose from four cabin options, including First Class. These are all delivered with the exceptional service British Airways is known for.

On a personal note, Laming added, “It is an honor to return to the fantastic city and Emirate of Abu Dhabi, where I had the privilege of living for almost a decade.”

This relaunch signifies a renewed chapter in air travel between the UAE capital and London, promising a smooth, comfortable journey and an unforgettable experience.

Abu Dhabi: Luxury Meets Tradition

Abu Dhabi, is the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In 2024, it is a destination that seamlessly blends modern marvels with ancient heritage.

As the largest of the seven emirates, it boasts a captivating coastline along the Arabian Gulf, offering pristine beaches and turquoise waters.

Beyond its scenic beauty, the city is a haven for luxury experiences. Shopaholics can indulge in world-class malls, while culture enthusiasts can delve into fascinating museums and historical sites.

The city’s architectural wonders, from the iconic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque to the awe-inspiring Louvre Abu Dhabi, leave a lasting impression.

For those seeking adventure, it offers thrilling desert safaris, exciting water sports, and exhilarating theme parks.

Foodies can tantalize their taste buds with Emirati cuisine alongside international flavors. No matter your preference, Abu Dhabi promises an unforgettable encounter.

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