Etihad Airways increases flight frequency on Rome services

Etihad Airways Boeing 787-10 A6-BMA on the taxiway.
Photo: Joris Wendt/AviationSource

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is significantly enhancing its flight frequency between Abu Dhabi and Rome, expanding from seven to 11 weekly flights.

This strategic move aims to cater to the growing demand of both business and leisure travelers seeking better access and convenience between the Italian and UAE capitals.

Effective from 4th November 2023, the additional services will operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Enhancing Connectivity

With the increased flight frequency, Etihad Airways provides double-daily connections between Rome and Abu Dhabi, offering seamless travel options for passengers.

This development underlines the airline’s commitment to delivering enhanced flexibility and a wider range of choices for guests in Italy, the UAE, and across its vast network.

Unveiling Rome’s Splendors

Rome stands as one of the most renowned tourist destinations globally, captivating visitors with its rich history, vibrant culture, and remarkable attractions.

Boasting over two millennia of heritage, iconic landmarks such as the Colosseum, Vatican City, and the Roman Forum continue to enthral tourists from around the world.


The increased flight frequency by Etihad Airways to Rome opens up even more opportunities for travellers from the UAE to experience the allure of “la dolce vita”.

Passengers are able to seamlessly connect to 45 captivating destinations across Italy, Europe, and the Americas through Etihad Airways’ codeshare partner, ITA Airways.

Optimized Flight Schedules for Abu Dhabi Visitors

The second Rome service offered by Etihad Airways has been meticulously scheduled to cater to visitors heading to Abu Dhabi.

With an evening departure and a convenient morning arrival, travellers can maximize their time in the capital of the UAE.

This thoughtfully planned flight schedule allows visitors to make the most of their Abu Dhabi experience, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable journey.

Unparalleled Travel Experience

Etihad Airways prides itself on delivering a world-class travel experience characterized by exceptional service and unparalleled comfort.

Passengers traveling between Rome and Abu Dhabi will have the privilege of flying on the state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

The fleet features 28 seats in Business Class and 262 seats in Economy Class, ensuring a comfortable and luxurious journey for all passengers.

Unlocking New Exploration Possibilities

By expanding the flight frequency, Etihad Airways creates boundless opportunities for Italian travelers to discover the vibrant Emirati capital and effortlessly connect to a plethora of captivating destinations in East Asia, the Indian Ocean, and beyond.

Abu Dhabi’s diverse cultural offerings, including family-friendly theme parks like Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld, breathtaking golden beaches, and unforgettable desert adventures such as dune bashing and camel trekking, appeal to a wide range of Italian travellers seeking unique experiences.

Etihad Airways’ decision to increase its flight frequency between Abu Dhabi and Rome further underscores the airline’s commitment to providing enhanced connectivity and travel options for passengers.

With this expansion, travellers can expect a seamless and enriching journey, whether it be exploring the timeless beauty of Rome or embarking on exciting adventures in Abu Dhabi and beyond.

By Len Varley - Assistant Editor 4 Min Read
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