Etihad Airways announces new flights to Copenhagen and Düsseldorf

An Etihad Airways A320 passes overhead.
Anna Zvereva from Tallinn, Estonia, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

LONDON – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will be introducing two new European routes this year, connecting Abu Dhabi to Copenhagen in Denmark and Düsseldorf in Germany.

The Gulf carrier has moved recently to reinforce its route network in Southeast Asia amidst rising travel demand in the region. This will see a strengthening of Etihad’s mainland China services, with the addition of further Shanghai flights as travel demand grows.

The airline also has plans in hand to double the frequency of its Bangkok, Thailand flight services from the end of March 2023.

A healthy growth in demand in the Asian region has also seen the carrier reinstate flights to Kolkata, India at the same time.

New European route services


Amidst rising travel demand in the Asian region, Etihad now plans to inaugurate two further European services towards the end of 2023. The European expansion will see the inauguration of a new route to Copenhagen, will Denmark as well as the new service for the airline to Düsseldorf, Germany

Launching 1 October, the flights will provide business travellers and holidaymakers in the UAE and these key European cities with convenient travel options to and from Abu Dhabi, with four weekly flights to Copenhagen and three weekly flights to Düsseldorf.

The flights will be operated using state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, offering one of the most comfortable experiences in the sky with 28 seats in Business and 262 in Economy.

Antonoaldo Neves, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, said: “We are thrilled to start flying to Denmark for the first time and to expand our network in Germany to our third city, providing guests with more holiday options and easier access between Abu Dhabi and Europe.”

“Our new flights will take off for the winter season — the perfect time for guests to escape the cold and enjoy Abu Dhabi’s beautiful beaches, world-class entertainment and rich heritage — and also ideal for travellers choosing to experience the unique allure of Europe in the winter.”

“With our network expanding to 66 cities, there are even more must-see destinations to plan your next great adventure with Etihad Airways.”

Visitors flying to Europe can look forward to discovering Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Scandinavia, famous for its colourful canals, café culture and attractions including Tivoli Gardens, the oldest amusement park in the world.

Previously served by Etihad, Düsseldorf is being relaunched and will be the airline’s third city in Germany after Frankfurt and Munich, both currently served with daily flights.

The city lies on the banks of the Rhine River and is renowned for its world-class shopping and thriving arts, fashion and music scene.

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