Etihad Ups Connectivity with Hong Kong

  • Etihad's A330-200 aircraft will service the new Hong Kong route.

    Etihad's A330-200 aircraft will service the new Hong Kong route.

  • Seats in the aircraft are divided between business and economy classes.

    Seats in the aircraft are divided between business and economy classes.

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Two pieces of recent news from Etihad show that it’s focusing its attention on Hong Kong. First, the carrier recently began daily non-stop flights between Abu Dhabi and Hong Kong, operated by a two-class Airbus A330. The flight leaves from Abu Dhabi at 9:45 p.m. and arrives in Hong Kong at 9:45 a.m. the following day; return flights depart Hong Kong 6:55 p.m. and land back in Abu Dhabi at 11:25 p.m.

Etihad also announced that it has a handful of codeshare partners on the route including Air Seychelles, Alitalia, AirBerlin, and Hong Kong Airlines. The latter is the most noteworthy; since the two airlines commenced their partnership in December, they’ve already partnered on flights between Hong Kong and Okinawa, Hong Kong and Bangkok, and Abu Dhabi and Madrid. When Etihad increases its daily number of flights from Abu Dhabi to Bangkok on July 1 from three to four, Hong Kong Airlines will codeshare on the new service as well.

“The expanded codeshare will result in further commercial success for both airlines,” said Kevin Knight, Etihad’s chief strategy and planning officer, “and more importantly unleash the true benefits of the partnership by offering business and leisure travelers enhanced connections and a more frequent service between Asia, the Middle East and Europe.”

For more information, visit Etihad Airways.

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