British Airways launches new daily flight to Abu Dhabi

Route will begin operating next April and a range of promotional fares are available to book now

British Airways will be operating daily flights to Abu Dhabi from April 20, 2024. Reuters
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British Airways will launch daily flights to Abu Dhabi next year, following a four-year hiatus.

The route will begin operating on April 20, 2024, serving the UAE’s capital on a year-round basis from London Heathrow and is available to book from today. It will fly in to the new terminal at Abu Dhabi airport which opens in November.

The new flight will be operated by a Boeing 787-9 aircraft. It will boost connectivity to the UAE as it joins flights to neighbouring Dubai which operate up to three times a day from Heathrow.

During summer 2024, the flight BA73 will depart from London Heathrow (LHR) at 10.25pm local time and arrive at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) at 8:30am local time the next day. The flight BA72 will depart AUH at 10:10am local time and arrive at LHR at 3:20pm.

During the winter, the flight will depart from LHR at 10:25pm local time and arrive at AUH at 9:30am local time the next day. Flight BA72 will depart from AUH at 11:10am local time and arrive at LHR at 3:20pm local time.

British Airways is offering celebrating the launch with a range of promotional fares.

“Abu Dhabi is a unique destination that is making a very welcome return to our network,” Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, said.

“With a blend of beach, city and desert, it has everything our customers are looking for in a Middle Eastern trip, and we look forward to welcoming them back on board as we grow our footprint in the UAE.”

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“We’re delighted to welcome British Airways back to Abu Dhabi International Airport, adding to the growing list of leading carriers set to use Terminal A as their operational base in Abu Dhabi,” Maureen Bannerman, Abu Dhabi Airports Chief Commercial Officer, said.

“A luxurious new gateway to Abu Dhabi, Terminal A will open to the public from November 1st, offering state-of-the-art facilities for both passengers and airlines.”

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Updated: October 20, 2023, 12:12 PM