Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Effective 1 October, 2018, Etihad Airways will operate the Airbus A380 on its second daily service linking Abu Dhabi and Paris Charles de Gaulle. This will transform the airline’s operation between the UAE and French capitals into a year-round all-A380 service, joining London Heathrow as the second European destination enjoying daily multiple visits by Etihad’s award-winning double-decker aircraft.
introduction of the aircraft on the second daily service will provide business
and leisure travellers between both cities with more options to experience Etihad’s
latest award-winning cabins and products. The airline has operated the A380
between Abu Dhabi and Paris on one of its two daily flights since 1 July 2017,
with the service performing very strongly since its introduction.
Baumgartner, Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer said, “Paris has always
been a very special destination on the Etihad network and the number of
visitors from France to Abu Dhabi, and vice versa has continued to show
significant growth. The route has never been more in demand.
have seized the opportunity to place our flagship Airbus A380 on our second
daily flight, following the great reception the aircraft has received from our
guests, and to ensure we offer product consistency on the route. This will also
allow us to significantly increase the number of leisure and premium seats
available, providing more options for those wanting to travel point-to-point
between Abu Dhabi and Paris, two capitals now also united by Louvre museums, or
to connect via our Abu Dhabi hub to points all over the Middle East, Asia and
Etihad Airways’ A380s feature a total capacity of 496 seats - up
to two in The Residence, nine in First Class, 70 in Business
Class and 415 in the Economy Class cabin. The aircraft replaces the currently
deployed Boeing 777-300ER on the popular route.
The Residence is an ultra-private,
three-room suite featuring a living room with a 32” LCD monitor, bedroom with a
double bed, separate en-suite shower room and dedicated personal butler.
The nine First Apartments
feature a flat-screen television, a chilled mini-bar, personal vanity unit,
wardrobe and a fully equipped shower room.
The 70 Business Studios
on the upper deck offer direct aisle access, a fully flat bed and an increase
of 20 per cent in personal space.
The Lobby, a luxurious
lounge located between the First Class and Business Class cabins, features two
comfortable sofas and a staffed bar.
The main deck features
415 Economy Smart Seats, which offer ergonomic fixed-wing headrests, lumbar
support and an 11-inch personal, high-definition monitor screen to enjoy more
than 750 hours of on-demand movies, TV programmes, games and live TV news and
Airways has enjoyed a codeshare partnership with Air France since October 2012.
Under the agreement, Etihad Airways places its ‘EY’ code on Air France’s
services from Paris Charles de Gaulle to nine European points. Air France
places its ‘AF’ code to 11 Etihad destinations in Africa, the Indian
Sub-Continent and Australia.
schedule: Abu Dhabi – Paris, effective 1 October 2018:
All departures and arrivals are listed in local time.