Eithad Airways is preparing to change how it operates its flights between Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow, by converting the operation to all Airbus A380 operation.
Etihad Airbus A380 at London Heathrow Airport – Image, Economy Class and Beyond
The switch-over will occur on the 12th July 2017, replacing the mixture of equipment used. Whilst the route was majority-A380 operated, EY017/018 had equipment variation – resulting in an Airbus A340-600 or a Boeing 777-300ER turning up on the route.
The revised timetable to all-A380 operation looks like this:
Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow
EY011 DEPART AUH 02:35 ARRIVE LHR 07:35 EY019 DEPART AUH 08:10 ARRIVE LHR 13:00 EY017 DEPART AUH 13:50 ARRIVE LHR 18:45
London Heathrow to Abu Dhabi to
EY012 DEPART LHR 09:35 ARRIVE AUH 19:55 EY020 DEPART LHR 15:00 ARRIVE AUH 01:20+1 EY018 DEPART LHR 20:45 ARRIVE AUH 07:05+1 All flights operate as Airbus A380 from 12th July 2017 Operates Daily Data: RoutesOnline
There will be a brief period in October where some flights will be operated a Boeing 777-300ER in October – check before you book.
Eithad operate their Airbus A380s in a three class configuration, broken down as:
- 9 First Class Suites on the upper deck
- 70 “Pearl” Business Class Seats on the upper deck
- 415 “Coral” Economy Class on the lower deck
However, for passengers used to differing equipment, constant equipment on a route will present a constant product between the two cities.
With Etihad considering taking more routes All-A380 (such as Sydney), it will provide something I treasure when flying – a consistent passenger experience.
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