Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Building on the success of its current daily service between the capitals of the UAE and Russia, Etihad Airways has announced a new second daily flight between Abu Dhabi and Moscow’s Domodedovo airport, which will operate seasonally between 27 October and 10 May 2020.
additional flight, operated by an Airbus A320, will provide more convenient
travel options between the two capital cities as passengers can now choose
between a daytime and evening departure from both Abu Dhabi and Moscow.
Together with the existing service, operated by an Airbus A321, travellers will
also benefit from improved connectivity through Etihad’s Abu Dhabi hub to
Australia, India, Sri Lanka, Seychelles, Maldives, Thailand, Malaysia,
Singapore and the Philippines.
Robin Kamark, Etihad Aviation
Group Chief Commercial Officer, said: “Since launching our first scheduled
flights to Moscow in 2008, the route has proved very popular, enjoying strong
point-to-point business and leisure demand. The addition of the second flight
underscores the importance we place on the Russian market, by providing our
customers greater flexibility, convenience and easy transit through Abu Dhabi
to key points across Asia and Australia.”
Russia is the second largest
source market for inbound tourism to the UAE with 820,000 Russian tourists
visiting the country in 2018. The trade exchange between the UAE and Russia
reached US$ 3 billion last year. Etihad Airways, together with its partners,
continues to promote the increase of tourism, and trade and investment
opportunities between both countries.
Etihad’s Airbus A321 and A320
two-class aircraft feature modern Business and Economy cabins and the airline’s
award-winning service and hospitality.
Timetable: Abu Dhabi – Moscow (effective 27 October 2019
– 10 May 2020)
Note: All departures and arrivals are
listed in local time. *Denotes new flight