Etihad Airways’ Johannesburg Route Takes Off in Style
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has launched its new service to Johannesburg, with flight EY603 taking off from Abu Dhabi International Airport on Thursday 1 December, at 0045 hours.
The latest route follows Etihad Airways’ ambitious plans to link Abu Dhabi to the world’s most important commercial and cultural centres, and will provide a major service to the 5,000 South African nationals based in the UAE.
“The UAE and South Africa have enjoyed a tremendous bilateral relationship for many years and the new Etihad Johannesburg service will significantly enhance this. Guests will be offered both choice and flexibility with the service, whilst enjoying Etihad’s world-famous hospitality,” said H.E Dr Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saif Al Nahyan, the Chairman of Etihad Airways and Chairman of the Civil Aviation Department of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Etihad flight EY603 will fly from Abu Dhabi to Johannesburg at 0045 hours every Thursday and Saturday, with the return flight, EY604, leaving Johannesburg at 0950 hours on the same day.
Guests will fly on a luxuriously appointed Airbus A340-300 configured to host 10 Diamond guests, 30 Pearl guests, and 225 Coral guests.
The new route has been launched only a month after Etihad Airways started its three weekly flights to Toronto via Brussels.
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is the world’s fastest growing airline and currently flies to 20 destinations in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, North America and Asia.
Together with its divisions Etihad Holidays and Etihad Crystal Cargo, Etihad Airways is changing the way people see the world.
For more information about this award-winning aviation group, please visit www.etihad.ae.