Etihad Airways has announced that it is increasing services to Kuala Lumpur next year.
Starting 15th January 2024, Etihad will operate double-daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Kuala Lumpur, up from the current single-daily flight.
The new daily service will operate with the following schedule:
- Abu Dhabi-Kuala Lumpur
- Departure time: 08:45
- Arrival time: 19:50
- Flight time: 7 hours and 05 minutes
- Flight number: EY412
- Kuala Lumpur-Abu Dhabi
- Departure time: 21:15
- Arrival time: 00:40 (the next day)
- Flight time: 7 hours and 25 minutes
- Flight number: EY411
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Both of the daily flights to the Malaysian capital will be operated by Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft featuring Business and Economy Class.
With our convenient departures from Abu Dhabi, our second Kuala Lumpur flights will optimise timings for UAE residents wishing to have a break in Malaysia. Moreover, the new daytime and night-time flights from Kuala Lumpur allow travellers reaching Abu Dhabi more options to explore 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, as well as connecting to our growing global network.said Arik De, Chief Revenue Officer, Etihad Airways.
Kuala Lumpur, the dazzling capital city of Malaysia, is renowned for its captivating skyline dominated by the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. The city offers a rich blend of Malay, Chinese, and Indian cultures, resulting in a diverse culinary scene, vibrant markets, and a plethora of cultural attractions.
The combined double-daily flights will see Etihad offer 425,000 seats annually between Abu Dhabi and Kuala Lumpur, representing a year-on-year capacity increase of 75%. The additional frequency will also increase the total annual cargo capacity, opening more business opportunities and supporting the growth of bilateral trade.
The move means customers will enjoy even more choice and connectivity this winter between Abu Dhabi and Southeast Asia as Etihad offers up to 77 weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and Kuala Lumpur (14 weekly flights), Bangkok (14), Phuket (14), Manila (14), Jakarta (14), and Singapore (7).
Featured image by Etihad
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