A Etihad Airways confirmed the start of direct flights between Abu Dhabi and Lisbon from the 2nd of July, also with the aim of investing in the emirate’s air platform for connections to the company’s global network.
According to company information, there will be three weekly flights, scheduled for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays.
“Knowing the Portuguese market as I do, I am delighted with the possibility of our new direct flight being able to boost trade and tourism between the United Arab Emirates and Portugal”, comments the CEO of Etihad, Antonoaldo Neves, whose knowledge of the Portuguese market, as highlighted himself, is due to having been executive chairman of TAP for two and a half years (2018/2020)
The route, Neves also points out, allows Portuguese passengers more alternatives for air access to the “Indian subcontinent, China, Southeast Asia and Australia”.
To reinforce this commitment to connections via Abu Dhabi, Etihad promotes a program Stopoverwhich allows you to tour the emirate before heading to another destination and which includes “free hotel nights at selected 3 and 4 star hotels” and “up to 40% off at premium 4 and 5 star hotels”.
The flights, with an estimated time of around 7h25, will be operated in Boeing 787 Dreamliner and in the site from the company there are tickets from 350 euros per journey in economy (but which depending on the dates easily double or triple) – from around 1700/2000 euros in executive.