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Etihad Airways to launch Osaka flights

Etihad Airways has announced a new route to Osaka, Japan. The city will be the second Japanese destination for the airline after Tokyo.

Starting 1st October 2023, Etihad Airways will operate 5-flights-a-week between Abu Dhabi International Airport and Osaka Kansai International Airport with the following schedule:

  • Abu Dhabi-Osaka
  • Departure time: 21:40
  • Arrival time: 11:55 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 9 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: EY830
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
  • Osaka-Abu Dhabi
  • Departure time: 17:25
  • Arrival time: 22:55
  • Flight time: 10 hours and 30 minutes
  • Flight number: EY831
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Flights will be operated by Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft featuring Business Class and Economy Class.

We’re delighted to introduce flights to Osaka for the first time. As one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, I know visitors will enjoy exploring its heritage and sampling some of Osaka’s renowned hospitality. Equally, the new route opens up Abu Dhabi to visitors from Osaka, and we look forward to welcoming guests to our vibrant home as well as giving them access to our growing, global network.

said Antonoaldo Neves, Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Airways.

Etihad says that the “introduction of this route will support the growing trade and tourism ties between the countries and add to Etihad’s existing Tokyo service by providing another exciting gateway to the Land of the Rising Sun”.

Known as the ‘Kitchen of Japan’, Osaka boasts a world-class culinary scene, with Michelin-starred restaurants and eclectic eateries offering delicacies such as takoyaki (octopus balls), okonomiyaki(savoury pancakes) and sushi.

Beyond its gastronomic delights, visitors to Osaka can step back in time at Osaka Castle to experience the samurai-era, visit the vibrant Dontonbori district, with its neon-lit streets and countless entertainment options, or indulge in retail therapy in one of the many shopping districts dotted across the city.

Meanwhile, Etihad Airways recently unveiled new Business and Economy Class seats for its B787 Dreamliners.

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