Etihad announces new flights to Portugal and other destinations

New flights connecting Abu Dhabi and Lisbon set to launch on July 2, airline set to return to popular summer hotspots

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Etihad will connect Abu Dhabi to Portugal’s capital city on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays. - Supplied photo
Etihad will connect Abu Dhabi to Portugal’s capital city on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays. - Supplied photo

Published: Thu 16 Feb 2023, 2:45 PM

Last updated: Thu 16 Feb 2023, 3:13 PM

Etihad Airways is expanding its European network this summer with the introduction of a new direct service between Abu Dhabi and Lisbon, effective from July 2.

The airline will be connecting Abu Dhabi to Portugal’s capital city right in time for the summer holidays, with three weekly flights scheduled to be operated on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays.

“We’re excited to introduce flights to Portugal for the first time and provide our guests with convenient travel options to one of the most popular summer destinations for 2023,” said Antonoaldo Neves, chief executive officer of Etihad Airways. “As one of the oldest cities in Western Europe, the coastal city of Lisbon is a great entry-point to exploring the rest of the country, with perfect beaches, historic castles, fantastic nightlife and a warm and welcoming people. Our new direct connection will enhance the trade and tourism ties between the UAE and Portugal, and we are grateful for the support of the Portuguese authorities in establishing our new air link.”

Summer flights to Malaga and Mykonos

Etihad will be flying to Málaga twice per week, on Wednesdays and Sundays. - Supplied photo
Etihad will be flying to Málaga twice per week, on Wednesdays and Sundays. - Supplied photo

As well as introducing flights to Lisbon, Etihad will be returning to Málaga on the Spanish Costa del Sol and the popular Greek island of Mykonos this summer.

The airline will be flying to Málaga twice per week, on Wednesdays and Sundays, from June 18. Lying on a wide bay with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and one of the most visited coastal cities in Spain, Málaga is famous for its miles-long sandy beaches, culture and food.

Etihad's flights to Mykonos will start from June 16 on Mondays and Fridays. - Supplied photo
Etihad's flights to Mykonos will start from June 16 on Mondays and Fridays. - Supplied photo

Travellers can also look forward to Etihad Airways launching flights to Mykonos, lying in the deep blue waters of the Aegean sea, with twice-per-week services on Mondays and Fridays from June 16. With world-class beaches, restaurants and entertainment, as well as plenty of opportunities to discover ancient Greek history, the island is one of the hottest summer spots in Europe.

With the addition of new routes to Lisbon, Malaga and Mykonos, Etihad Airways will be offering travellers nearly 160 weekly flights to 21 destinations in Europe this summer, with 20 per cent more seats available than in 2022.


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