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Etihad Airways Expands Horizons with Flights to Copenhagen, Dusseldorf and Osaka

Etihad Airways is soaring to new heights as it announces the commencement of services to three international destinations – Copenhagen, Dusseldorf, and Osaka.

Etihad Airways aircraft landing at Copenhagen Airport. Source: Etihad Airways

A New Chapter for Etihad Airways

On September 28, the inaugural flight to Dusseldorf, Germany, marked the beginning of a new chapter for Etihad, followed swiftly by introducing services to Copenhagen, Denmark, on September 29 and Osaka, Japan, on October 1. This strategic expansion strengthens Abu Dhabi’s global connections and offers residents and international travelers enhanced choices and experiences.

Etihad Airways inaugural flight at Copenhagen Airport. Source: Etihad Airways

Meeting Global Connectivity Needs

Etihad is meeting the escalating demand for international travel with increased frequencies to popular destinations like Kuala Lumpur and Colombo. The strategic move promises travelers enhanced flexibility, connectivity, and travel options, positioning Abu Dhabi as a global hub for international transit.

Etihad Airways CEO Antonoaldo Neves highlighted the airline’s commitment to enhancing the network and offering guests unparalleled connectivity and more opportunities to visit Abu Dhabi. “We are helping accelerate economic growth for the city by providing more travel options and seamless connections, ensuring it’s easier for guests to visit Abu Dhabi either as a destination or as part of a stopover as they explore our growing global network,” he said.

Etihad CEO Antonoaldo Neves speaking at Copenhagen Airport. Source: Etihad

Etihad’s New Routes and Frequencies – A Closer Look

With nine new destinations, including Osaka, Copenhagen, and Dusseldorf, unveiled this year and upcoming routes to the Indian Subcontinent, Etihad is stretching its wings across the globe. The airline’s strategic enhancements include improved departure times and expanded frequencies to key destinations.

DestinationsChangeTotal FrequencyStart Date
DusseldorfNew route3 per week28 September 2023
CopenhagenNew route4 per week29 September 2023
OsakaNew route5 per week1 October 2023
LisbonExtended year-round3 per week29 October 2023
St PetersburgNew route3 per week29 October 2023
KozhikodeNew route7 per week1 January 2024
ThiruvananthapuramNew route7 per week1 January 2024
BostonNew route4 per week31 March 2024
Chennai+7 per week21 per week15 September 2023
Frankfurt+4 per week11 per week29 October 2023
Rome+4 per week11 per week4 November 2023
AmsterdamRetimed7 per week21 November 2023
Kochi+8 per week21 per week21 November 2023
Madrid+3 per week10 per week21 November 2023
Milan+3 per week10 per week21 November 2023
Munich+3 per week10 per week21 November 2023
Phuket+7 per week14 per week21 November 2023
MoscowRetimed7 per week1 December 2023
Cairo+5 per week21 per week1 January 2024
Colombo7 direct per week/10 direct per week7 per week/10 per week1 January 2024/May 2024
Islamabad+2 per week14 per week1 January 2024
Maldives (Male)+7 per week14 per week1 January 2024
Source: Etihad Airways

Increased flights to cities worldwide embody Etihad’s commitment to providing seamless, world-class services to a diverse clientele, whether their aim is leisure travel, business connectivity, or exploring new cultures.

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