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Etihad Airways to launch triangular route to Vienna, Austria

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has announced that it will commence flights to Vienna, Austria in July. The route announcement comes as travel restrictions remain in place in both directions.

After 15 long months of struggle through the COVID-19 pandemic, airlines around the world are looking to rebuild their network, especially with flights to leisure destinations.

Going with the same strategy, Etihad Airways is launching twice-weekly flights to Vienna in Austria on 18th July 2021. The outbound service to Vienna will be nonstop. However, the inbound service from the Austrian capital will not be nonstop but a ‘direct flight’ with a stop in Milan, Italy. After that the aircraft will proceed towards its home. It is not possible to fly from Abu Dhabi or Vienna to Milan on this service. For those seeking to fly to Milan, another direct flight is in operation.

The flight schedule for Abu Dhabi-Vienna-Milan-Abu Dhabi route is:

  • Abu Dhabi-Vienna
  • Departure time: 07:30
  • Arrival time: 11:20
  • Flight time: 5 hours and 50 minutes
  • Flight number: EY147
  • Frequency: Thursdays and Sundays
  • Vienna-Milan
  • Departure time: 12:45
  • Arrival time: 14:15
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Flight number: EY147
  • Frequency: Thursdays and Sundays
  • Milan-Abu Dhabi
  • Departure time: 15:40
  • Arrival time: 23:35
  • Flight time: 5 hours and 55 minutes
  • Flight number: EY147
  • Frequency: Thursdays and Sundays

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Flights to Vienna will be operated by a Boeing B787-10 Dreamliner featuring 32 lie-flat business class suites in a 1-2-1 configuration and 304 standard economy class seats in a 3-3-3 layout.

Etihad states that ‘the new service has been conveniently timed to arrive early morning in Vienna to provide travellers between the UAE and Austria an ideal weekend getaway’. Austria is currently open to nationals and residents of Austria, residents of Schengen-member states and Switzerland, business travellers and students.

Passengers from Abu Dhabi can take advantage of Home Check-in and Verified to Fly service. The airline is resuming flights to Phuket, Thailand and Rabat, Mexico. Etihad has also announced seasonal flights to Santorini, Mykonos and Málaga.

Featured image by Sam Chui

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