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Etihad to go double-daily on Bangkok route

Etihad Airways has announced that it will go double-daily on Bangkok route at the start of summer schedule 2023.

Twice-daily to Bangkok

Starting 26th March 2023, Etihad Airways will fly twice-a-day between Abu Dhabi International Airport and Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

The new flight, which has a morning departure from the UAE capital, will run with the following schedule:

  • Abu Dhabi-Bangkok
  • Departure time: 10:30
  • Arrival time: 20:00
  • Flight time: 6 hours and 30 minutes
  • Flight number: EY404
  • Frequency: Daily

  • Bangkok-Abu Dhabi
  • Departure time: 02:25
  • Arrival time: 06:00
  • Flight time: 6 hours and 35 minutes
  • Flight number: EY405
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Note: This flight will begin from 27th March 2023

The existing flight will continue to operate with the following schedule:

  • Abu Dhabi-Bangkok
  • Departure time: 22:50
  • Arrival time: 08:20 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 6 hours and 30 minutes
  • Flight number: EY402
  • Frequency: Daily

  • Bangkok-Abu Dhabi
  • Departure time: 20:15
  • Arrival time: 23:30
  • Flight time: 6 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: EY403
  • Frequency: Daily

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The new flights, EY404/405, will be operated by Boeing B787-9 Dreamliners featuring 28 lie-flat Business Class seats and 271 standard Economy Class seats while the flights EY402/403 will continue to operated by B787-10 Dreamliners 32 Business and 304 Economy seats.

With our convenient morning departure from Abu Dhabi, our second Bangkok flight has optimised timings for those UAE residents wishing to have a break in Thailand. Moreover, the return departure from Bangkok allows for those Thai residents to arrive in Abu Dhabi in the morning to have a head-start in exploring what the city has to offer in terms of business and pleasure. It further reaffirms our commitment to bringing more guests to enjoy Abu Dhabi.

said Arik De, Chief Revenue Officer, Etihad Airways.

Related: Etihad to go double-daily on Abu Dhabi-New York JFK route

Well-timed flights

As Arik De mentions, the new flight’s timings are convenient for those starting their journey in Abu Dhabi. The return flight from Bangkok is also well timed for those connecting from Abu Dhabi and continuing their journey onwards as most flights to Europe and North America leave Abu Dhabi around 2-3 hours of EY405’s arrival.

With Etihad’s double-daily service, two big Middle Eastern carriers – Emirates and Etihad – will have six combined flights to the Thai capital. Etihad will have twice-daily Boeing B787 flights while Emirates will have four daily Airbus A380 flights. Emirates recently added a fourth-daily flight to Bangkok. Doha-based Qatar Airways also has up to four daily rotations to Bangkok.

Meanwhile, Etihad Airways recently announced that it will expand its India operations next summer.

Featured image by Etihad Airways

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