British Airways resumes service to Abu Dhabi after 4 years
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British Airways resumes service to Abu Dhabi after four years

British Airways resumes service to Abu Dhabi after four years

The new daily service caters to the growing demand for further flights connecting the global tourism and business hubs of London and Abu Dhabi

Neesha Salian
British airways resumes service to Abu Dhabi after four years Image Supplied

British Airways’ first flight after a four-year hiatus touched down at Abu Dhabi’s Zayed International Airport at 9.14 am on April 21, marking the reconnection of a vital air link between London and Abu Dhabi.

The resumption of the Abu Dhabi-London route adds to the expanding roster of international carriers operating from Zayed International Airport.

London Heathrow ranks among the top five destinations for passengers at the airport, with 290,000 passengers flying this route in Q1 2024. The new daily service is further set to meet the growing demand for seamless travel between the global hubs of London and Abu Dhabi.

Elena Sorlini, managing director and CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports, expressed a warm welcome to the airline, highlighting the significance of the new daily route in enriching connectivity and stimulating both business and tourism activities between the UAE and the UK.

“Our new award-winning and cutting-edge terminal offers visitors an unparalleled experience to the vibrant UAE capital, where they will be greeted with Emirati hospitality at its finest,” she said.

Read: Abu Dhabi International Airport is now Zayed International Airport

Image: Supplied

British Airways new daily flight to support ties

Calum Laming, chief customer officer at British Airways, emphasised the airline’s focus on expanding its global network and enhancing connections with the UAE. “We are excited to be celebrating our Abu Dhabi route launch.

“The new daily flight connects Abu Dhabi with London Heathrow and beyond providing our customers with another amazing destination within our expansive global network, further growing our connections with the UAE.”

Flight schedule over the next months

London Heathrow (LHR) to Zayed International (AUH) schedule

(All times are local)

Season schedule Flight number Departing LHR Arriving AUH Flight number Departing AUH Arriving LHR
Summer  2024 BA73 10:25pm 8:30 (+1)am BA72 10:10am 3:20pm
Winter 2024 BA73 1o:25pm 9:30(+1)am BA72 11:10am 3:20pm


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