Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today commenced four times weekly, non-stop services between Abu Dhabi and Madrid.
The inaugural flight – EY075 – departed Abu Dhabi Airport on schedule at 2:35am local time and touched down at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport at 8:45am local time yesterday, Monday 30 March.
Madrid, the capital and largest city in Spain, is Etihad Airways’ first destination in the south western European country. Madrid joins a group of 20 leading European cities to which the airline flies including Brussels, Dublin, Frankfurt, Geneva, London and Paris.
James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer, said: “Madrid is an important addition to Etihad Airways’ European and global network, and we are delighted to commence our operations to the Spanish capital.
“The new route further bolsters our network in Europe and meets growing demand from travellers in Spain and the UAE. The service offers convenient onward connections, via our Abu Dhabi hub, to key destinationsin Australia, the GCC region, Africa, Indian subcontinent, and Southeast Asia.”
The Madrid route is operated using a two-class Airbus A330-200 aircraft, configured to carry 262 guests, with 22 Business Class flatbed seats, and 240 Economy Class seats. The flights offer a total of 2,096 seats per week.
Etihad Airways schedule for Madrid flights, effective immediately:
|EY075||Abu Dhabi (AUH)||02:35||Madrid (MAD)||08:45||Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat||A330-200|
|EY076||Madrid (MAD)||10:05||Abu Dhabi (AUH)||19:25||Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat||A330-200|
Note: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time.