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Increased capacity for Etihad flights to Abu Dhabi from London

  • 13-Jul-12 13:49
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Breaking Travel News

A Boeing 777-300ER is the latest addition to Etihad Airways' fleet of aircrafts, the three class jet airliner will operate flights to Abu Dhabi from London Heathrow adding 13 per cent seat capacity for this route. Travellers hoping to fly to their Abu Dhabi holidays in style can opt for a seat in Etihad's Diamond First Class Suites. Alternatively, the customer service in the business or economy class promises to be equally pleasing for budget conscious travellers.

Increased capacity for Etihad flights to Abu Dhabi from London

National airline of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways has announced the addition of its first three class Boeing 777-3000ER to its aircraft fleet. This most recent addition means that the airline will be able to transport more UK-based travellers to Abu Dhabi holidays with a 13 per cent increase in seat capacity for the route.

The new aircraft is set to operate flights to Abu Dhabi from London Heathrow and will be deployed primarily on the 9:15 a.m. flight, while the other two daily flights will be operated with their three-class Airbus A340-600s. The airline has announced that over the course of the next 18 months it will add a total of seven more Boeing 777-300ERs a move which will undoubtedly solidify the airline’s reputation as the carrier of choice for travellers heading to their holidays in Abu Dhabi.

Etihad  Boeing 777-3000ER
Image by: worldtraveller5, on Flickr

The Boeing 777-300 ER boasts eight first class suites known as the Diamond First Class Suites, ideal for those holidaymakers who like to travel in style. Each suite comes equipped with power points, usb ports, a wardrobe, a mirror and a personal 23 inch monitor for each passenger to enjoy the wide range of inflight entertainment from the comfort of the plush leather seats for a real executive touch.

Travellers won’t have to compromise on the quality of their sleep either with each seat capable of being converted into a fully flat bad totalling 80 inches in length, privacy is also guaranteed with sliding doors for each suite. As one would expect, the dining experience in Etihad’s Diamond First Class Suites is equally lavish with menus prepared by top class chefs passengers will have the opportunity to enjoy a Mezoon Grille and a Taste of Arabia alongside other culinary treats.

For those passengers who favour a shopping spree during their holidays in Abu Dhabi over splurging on a first class Abu Dhabi flight there is the option of 40 business class seats with lie-flat beds in addition to 282 seats available in economy class, ensuring that there is something to suit every budget on this Etihad Airways flight.

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