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Etihad to launch flights to Guangzhou in October

Etihad Airways has announced that it will add the Chinese city of Guangzhou in October. Guangzhou will be the third city in China to be served by Etihad after Shanghai and Beijing.

Starting 10th October 2022, Etihad will operate 2-flights-a-week between Abu Dhabi International Airport and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport with the following schedule:

  • Abu Dhabi-Guangzhou
  • Departure time: 23:00
  • Arrival time: 10:25 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 7 hours and 25 minutes
  • Flight number: EY868
  • Frequency: Mondays and Fridays
  • Guangzhou-Abu Dhabi
  • Departure time: 18:40
  • Arrival time: 22:40
  • Flight time: 8 hours
  • Flight number: EY869
  • Frequency: Wednesdays and Sundays

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Flights will be operated by Etihad’s B777-300ER aircraft featuring lie-flat Business Class seats and standard Economy Class seats.

We are proud to offer our guests a third destination in China as Etihad Airways begins flights to the pivotal and historic port city of Guangzhou. As well as being a modern and rapidly growing city itself, Guangzhou has excellent connections with the Greater Bay Area. Our twice-weekly service will further address the huge demand for passenger travel between the UAE and China, as well as provide new cargo capacity, building on the formidable people and business ties between the two markets.

said Martin Drew, Senior Vice President – Global Sales and Cargo, Etihad Airways.

The new route means Etihad will be serving three Chinese destinations including Guangzhou. The Abu Dhabi-based airline resumed flying to Shanghai in July 2020 and to Beijing in June 2022 after it stopped flying to China for a brief period due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Etihad will also become the first international airline to operate long-haul passenger services to the top three Chinese gateways since the start of the pandemic.

With the addition of these new services from 10th October 2022, Etihad will offer 4-weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and China: two services per week to Guangzhou and once-weekly services to Beijing and Shanghai.

Meanwhile, Etihad Airways recently announced that it will increase flights to New York JFK from mid-November 2022.

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