The national carrier of Abu Dhabi started by the Abu Dhabi government last October, Etihad Airways will be launching 3x weekly service to Geneva and Munich starting June 5.
The flights will operate Abu Dhabi (AUH) - Geneva (GVA) - Munich (MUC) - Abu Dhabi (AUH)
. The Tuesday and Friday flights will be on A330-200s while the Saturday flight will be on A340-300s.
Starting June 13, London Heathrow will be seeing an astonishing frequency increase from 5x weekly A330-200 service to 10x weekly A330-200 service. Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays will have 2 flights.
The Amman, Jordan and Damascus, Syria flights will be de-linked. Currently, the two destinations operate 3x weekly A330-200. Currently the Wednesday and Sunday flights operate Abu Dhabi (AUH) - Damascus (DAM) - Amman (AMM) - Abu Dhabi (AUH)
. The Friday flight operates Abu Dhabi (AUH) - Amman (AMM) - Damascus (DAM) - Abu Dhabi (AUH)
. Starting June 1, the two destinations will be delinked and will each have their own dedicated 3x weekly A330-200 flights. Damascus, Syria service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The Amman, Jordan service will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. All flights will be on A330-200s.
Beirut, Lebanon will increase from 3x weekly service to 4x weekly. Currently the Monday and Wednesday flights operate on A330-200s while the Friday flight operates on A340-300s. Starting June 1, they will start a Tuesday flight on an A340-300.
So Beirut will operate 2x weekly A330-200 and 2x weekly A340-300.
Here is Etihad's current
schedule valid until May 31:
Here is Etihad's schedule effective June 1:
Does anyone know if Etihad is getting more aircraft for these additional flights? They currently operate 2 A330-200s leased from TAM and 1 A340-300 leased from Singapore Airlines.
Here are two shots of their A330-200 and A340-300 in Beirut, Lebanon.
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