It has emerged that Etihad Airways will temporarily contract some of Wamos Air’s Airbus A330 aircraft for the Abu Dhabi-Jakarta route in October.
The UAE-based carrier currently services the Indonesian destination on a daily basis.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Etihad Contracts Wamos Air For Abu Dhabi-Jakarta Route…
As per data from AeroRoutes.com, Etihad will use a mix of A330-200 and A330-300 aircraft from Wamos on the Abu Dhabi-Jakarta route.
The EY474/475 rotation will use the -200 whilst the 471/472 rotation will use the -300, with this all taking place on services between October 1-31.
On the website, it was also noted that on October 1, the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner will operate the EY472 service too.
Within the purview of Wamos Air, Etihad does have a lot of flexibility in terms of the actual airframes that can be used.
Could This Be For Additional Demand That Doesn’t Deem Extra Flights?
To cater to additional demand that may not require extra frequencies from the airline themselves, Wamos Air actually has a significant seat configuration offering, which can tailor to any customer:
- Airbus A330-200:
- EC-MAJ – All economy of 366 seats.
- EC-NBN – 20 in Business, 260 in Economy.
- EC-NUI – 34 in Business, 207 in Economy.
- Airbus A330-300:
- EC-NOF – 12 in Business, 365 in Economy.
- EC-NOG – 12 in Business, 365 in Economy.
- EC-NTX – 30 in Business, 255 in Economy.
- EC-NTY – 12 in Business, 365 in Economy.
- EC-NYJ – All economy of 408 seats.
Some of the airframes listed there highlights what options Etihad has in terms of which Wamos Air A330s will work well to the specifications of the Abu Dhabi-Jakarta route.
Looking ahead, it will be interesting to see which airframes they opt for, and how this relationship between the two sides will go.
*Thanks to AeroRoutes.com for the information that helped contribute to the article. AviationSource is not in partnership with the website and uses the information under the company’s fair use policy outlined at the bottom of its website.
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