By The Nation
A twoclass Airbus A330200 operates this new route five times a week before becoming a daily flight from March 31.
“We have been tremendously excited about the launch of this service and what better time to arrive here than the month Etihad celebrates its 15th anniversary. Commercial and cultural links between the UAE and the Catalonia region are flourishing and Etihad is honoured to play a pivotal role in facilitating and enhancing the growth of trade and the strong demand for tourism,” said Tony Douglas, group chief executive officer Etihad Aviation Group.
“This is a breathtakingly beautiful part of the world, with something to offer the most discerning of travellers, and now for the first time, Abu Dhabi is accessible from Barcelona with regular nonstop flights, featuring Etihad’s acclaimed inflight hospitality.
The Abu DhabiBarcelonaAbu Dhabi flights are available on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Etihad Airways operates an extensive codeshare partnership with Air Europa (UX) allowing guests a seamless transfer with the Spanish airline’s services between Barcelona and Madrid.
Etihad also codeshares with Air Europa beyond Madrid to 19 cities in Europe, South America, Mexico and the Caribbean. The number of visitors from the UAE to Spain has been rising rapidly thanks to a successful Schengen visa waiver programme introduced for UAE nationals in 2015.
Barcelona is the second city in Spain served by Etihad Airways, complementing the airline’s existing daily service to Madrid. The new link will provide business and leisure travellers with convenient timings to travel between Abu Dhabi and Barcelona, also providing seamless onward connections through Abu Dhabi to major cities in the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia, China, Japan, and Australia.
Find out more at www.Etihad.com.