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Etihad to increase frequency to Rome – Business Travelers


Etihad Airways, the UAE’s national carrier, will increase the frequency of its flights between Abu Dhabi and Rome from seven to 11 a week starting later this year.

From 4 November, these four additional services will allow business and leisure travelers to better travel on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with double-day services between the Italian and UAE capitals.

The schedule of these flights is as follows:

flightSet offtimearrive timesky


Abu Dhabi08:55Rome12:15Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday


Rome21:35Abu Dhabi06:40Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
EY85Abu Dhabi03:00Rome06:20Daily
EY86Rome09:20Abu Dhabi18:25Daily

Arik De, Chief Revenue Officer, Etihad Airways, said: “We are delighted to announce the expansion of our Rome service, which underscores our commitment to provide more flexibility and better travel for our guests in Italy, the UAE and across our network. choose.” .

“With Etihad Airways increasing the frequency of its Rome flights, visitors from the UAE will now have more opportunities to experience La Dolce Vita, or to connect to Italy, Europe or the Americas on 45 flights via our codeshare partner ITA Airlines. one of the destinations.

“Our second Rome flight has also been timed to provide travelers visiting Abu Dhabi with optimized local flight times, evening departures and convenient morning arrivals, maximizing their stay in the capital.”

The airline’s services between Rome and Abu Dhabi will be operated using its Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which has 28 business class seats and 262 economy class seats.

It is worth noting that Emirates and Etihad recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to expand their interline agreement and provide travelers with additional itinerary options when visiting the UAE.

This summer, customers of each airline will be able to buy a ticket to either Dubai or Abu Dhabi and return seamlessly from the other airport. During the initial phase of the expansion, each carrier will focus on attracting tourists to the UAE by developing inbound interline business from specific locations in Europe and China.

The Jaws Open arrangement will allow visitors to cover as much ground as possible when exploring Abu Dhabi, Dubai or any other emirate, saving time by not having to fly home by arriving at the airport.


(Image: Courtesy of Etihad Airways)


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