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Etihad to restart flights to Phuket and Rabat

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has announced that it will restore its flights to Phuket in Thailand and Rabat in Morocco.

Phuket flights

Starting 1st July 2021, Etihad Airways will once again fly to Phuket. The flights will operate 3-times-a-week by a Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner. The flight schedule is:

  • Abu Dhabi-Phuket
  • Departure time: 01:00
  • Arrival time: 10:20
  • Flight time: 6 hours and 20 minutes
  • Flight number: EY430
  • Frequency: Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays
  • Phuket-Abu Dhabi
  • Departure time: 00:50
  • Arrival time: 04:35
  • Flight time: 6 hours and 45 minutes
  • Flight number: EY431
  • Frequency: Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays

The announcement to resume flights to Phuket comes after its rivals, Emirates and Qatar Airways revealed plans to resume flights to the popular holiday destination in Thailand after it announced that it will welcome all international travellers from 1st July 2021.

Rabat flights

Starting 23rd June 2021, the national airline of the Uniter Arab Emirates will resume flights to Rabat in Morocco. The service will operate twice-a-week by a Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner. The flight schedule is:

  • Abu Dhabi-Rabat
  • Departure time: 07:00
  • Arrival time: 12:10
  • Flight time: 8 hours and 10 minutes
  • Flight number: EY615
  • Frequency: Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Rabat-Abu Dhabi
  • Departure time: 13:35
  • Arrival time: 23:55
  • Flight time: 7 hours and 20 minutes
  • Flight number: EY616
  • Frequency: Wednesdays and Fridays

The airline is resuming flights to Morocco as passengers will be able to travel quarantine-free between the two cities.

There are 2 versions of Etihad Airways’ Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner. One comes with a first class cabin and the other does not. It looks like Etihad will be deploying the aircrafts without the first class cabin on both the routes , meaning that there will be a total of 299 seats: 28 in business class and 271 in economy class.

Etihad airways recently announced ‘Verified to Fly’ service. The airline also announced ‘Home Check-in’ facility for passengers departing from Abu Dhabi. The airline has also been trialling IATA Travel Pass on flights to North America.

Featured image by Airways Magazine

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