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Monthly Archives: March 2012

A6-EHC Positions to Milan for EY82.


Airbus A340-500 A6-EHC positioned Abu Dhabi – Milan Malpensa this afternoon as EY8271 in order to operate the EY82 Milan Malpensa – Abu Dhabi service.

A6-AFB Milan – London Positioning Flight.


Airbus A330-300 A6-AFB operated EY87 Abu Dhabi – Milan Malpensa this morning, however with no return flight operating the aircraft then positioned Milan Malpensa – London Heathrow as EY8273 before operating London Heathrow – Abu Dhabi as EY8274.

A6-EIP Delivered.


Airbus A320 A6-EIP was delivered Finkenwerder – Abu Dhabi today as EY9044.

Baghdad Flight Cancellation.


The EY555/EY556 Abu Dhabi – Baghdad rotation did not operate today.

Jeddah Extras.


Two extra Abu Dhabi – Jeddah rotations operated today.

Airbus A320 A6-EIZ operated as EK3311/EK3312

Airbus A330-200 A6-EYJ operated as EK3313/EK3314.


A6-AFC Operates Heathrow Extra.


Airbus A330-300 A6-AFC operated an extra Abu Dhabi – London Heathrow rotation today as EY8271/EY8272.

A6-EIE Ras Al Khaimah Trip.


Airbus A319 A6-EIE operated an Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi flight this morning as EY9111 with a low pass over Ras Al Khaimah Airport.

Etihad Inks China Eastern Deal.


Etihad Airways and China Eastern Airways signed a deal today which will initially see the two carriers codesharing on routes between the UAE and China but which will be expanded to full codeshare arrangements across each other’s networks with full reciprocal frequent flyer benefits.

Flight Cancellation.


The EY371/EY378 Abu Dhabi – Bahrain rotation did not operate today.

Cairo Service Increase.


Commencing 2nd June 2012 Etihad will increase service on the Abu Dhabi – Cairo route from 14 to 18 weekly flights with the re-introduction of the EY651/EY650 rotation four times per week. Timings are:

EY651 Abu Dhabi 0055 – Cairo 0245 Mon, Tue, Thur, Sat.
EY650 Cairo 0330 – Abu Dhabi 0910 Mon, Tue, Thur, Sat.

Flights will be operated by Airbus A320s.

A6-EYQ EY604 Gabarone Diversion.


Airbus A330-200 A6-EYQ operating EY604 Abu Dhabi – Johannesburg diverted via Gabarone for fuel today due to weather at Johannesburg.

Kuwait Service Increase.


From April 1st 2012 services on the Abu Dhabi – Kuwait route will increase from 21 to 25 weekly with the addition of the following 4 x weekly Airbus A320 service.

EY307 Abu Dhabi 2045 – Kuwait 2120 Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun.
EY308 Kuwait 2220 – Abu Dhabi 0100+1 Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun.

Dammam Service Increase.


From April 1st 2012 services on the Abu Dhabi – Dammam route will increase from 13 to 16 weekly with EY323/EY320 rotation being increased to operate daily except Mondays.

Etihad to Increase Kuala Lumpur Capacity with Virgin Australia Wet Lease.


From May 2012 Etihad will add an extra weekly service on the Abu Dhabi – Kuala Lumpur route by wet-leasing a Virgin Australia Boeing 777-300ER which would otherwise be on the ground in Abu Dhabi for 35 hours. The new flight will operate on Sundays and is subject to government approval.

Etihad to Launch Basra Service.


Commencing 15th April 2012 Etihad will launch four times weekly Airbus A320 flights on the Abu Dhabi – Basra route with the following schedule:

EY553 Abu Dhabi 0945 – Basra 1050 Mon, Sun
EY554 Basra 1155 – Abu Dhabi 1440 Mon, Sun.

EY553 Abu Dhabi 1455 – Basra 1600 Wed, Thu
EY554 Basra 1705 – Abu Dhabi 1950 Wed, Thu.