Etihad is slowly modifying its network so it shifts the right aircraft to meet the capacity requirements. As such it is boosting its services from Abu Dhabi to Manchester, with a switch out of an Airbus A330-200 to a Boeing 777-300ER.
The timetable remains the same, with a double daily service, one operating with an Airbus A330 still:
EY015 DEPART AUH 02:30 ARRIVE MAN 07:25 Airbus A330-200 EY021 DEPART AUH 10:10 ARRIVE MAN 15:05 Boeing 777-300ER EY016 DEPART MAN 09:25 ARRIVE AUH 19:40 Airbus A330-200 EY022 DEPART MAN 21:05 ARRIVE AUH 07:20+1 Boeing 777-300ER Operates Daily Operates as dual A330-200 service until 31st May 2014 Operates as A330-200/777-300ER from 1st June 2014 Operates as two-class service (Business and Economy)
There is a substantial capacity increase, as an Etihad A330-200 has 262 seats, whilst their 777-300ER holds 380 seats – the equivalent of half an extra A330 in the sky.
As usual, it’ll be down to timings, but sometimes, bigger isn’t better…