British Airways To Return to Abu Dhabi After Four-Year Hiatus

British Airways To Return to Abu Dhabi After Four-Year Hiatus
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British Airways has today announced that it will reinstate services between London Heathrow and Abu Dhabi following a four-year hiatus from the region.

It is understood that services will restart on April 20 next year, signifying a major boost for the local area.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

British Airways To Return to Abu Dhabi After Four-Year Hiatus…

British Airways To Return to Abu Dhabi After Four-Year Hiatus
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Utilising the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the London Heathrow-Abu Dhabi rotation, the scheduling from British Airways is as follows:

Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) from London Heathrow (LHR) – All times are local
SeasonFlight numberDeparting LHRArriving AUHFlight numberDeparting AUHArriving LHR
Summer ‘24BA7322:2508:30+1BA7210:1015:20
Winter ‘24BA7322:2509:30+1BA7211:1015:20

This means that this service will be complemented alongside the thrice-daily service to Dubai, giving travelers further options in terms of which airports they wish to choose when heading into the UAE.

Commenting on this was Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances:

“Abu Dhabi is a unique destination that is making a very welcome return to our network.”

“With a blend of beach, city and desert, it has everything our customers are looking for in a Middle Eastern trip, and we look forward to welcoming them back on board as we grow our footprint in the UAE.”

Adding to this was Maureen Bannerman, the Chief Commercial Officer of the company that operates the airport:

“We’re delighted to welcome British Airways back to [the airport], adding to the growing list of leading carriers set to use Terminal A as their operational base in Abu Dhabi.”

“A luxurious new gateway to [the airport], Terminal A will open to the public from November 1st, offering state-of-the-art facilities for both passengers and airlines.”

For now, all eyes are on the carrier to see how this service performs, following a four-year hiatus overall.

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