The national airline of the UAE, Etihad Airways, will launch new daily scheduled year-round flights to Austria’s capital Vienna using a two-class Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The service will initially operate with four weekly flights between 22 May and 30 June.
It is introducing the new service to promote direct inbound tourism to Abu Dhabi. Departures have been timed to arrive early morning in Vienna, and to connect in both directions via Abu Dhabi to gateways across the Etihad network including the GCC, Southeast Asia, and Australia.
Robin Kamark, chief commercial officer of Etihad Aviation Group said: “Vienna is the largest unserved market from Abu Dhabi and the announcement of this route brings the number of our European passenger destinations to 22. Austria is an important trade and tourism partner for the UAE and the new flights will enable us to take advantage of the increasing business and leisure demand between the two countries.”
The introduction of the widebody aircraft on the route will provide the airline with opportunities for belly-hold cargo between Abu Dhabi and Vienna, and onwards across the Etihad Cargo network.