British Airways Resumes Daily Flights to Abu Dhabi, Strengthening UAE-UK Connections

British Airways Resumes Daily Flights to Abu Dhabi, Strengthening UAE-UK Connections

(IN SHORT) British Airways has resumed its daily flights to Abu Dhabi, marking a significant milestone after a four-year hiatus. Operating a Boeing 787-9 aircraft, the airline now offers year-round service from London Heathrow to Abu Dhabi, bolstering connections between the UAE and the UK. The daily flight schedule promises enhanced connectivity for travelers, whether for leisure, business, or visiting friends and relatives. Elena Sorlini, Managing Director and CEO at Abu Dhabi Airports, expressed enthusiasm for the renewed partnership, highlighting the benefits for both business and tourism. Calum Laming, Chief Customer Officer at British Airways, emphasized the airline’s commitment to providing exceptional service and expanding its global network.

(PRESS RELEASE) Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2024-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways returned to Abu Dhabi this morning as it touched down at Zayed International Airport.  Customers and crew received a warm welcome following a four-year pause of the route.

British Airways will operate a daily flight from London Heathrow to Abu Dhabi all year around, using Boeing 787-9 during summer 2024.  The new route adds to our extensive global network and strengthens connections between UAE and UK – whether customers are travelling for leisure, business or to visit relatives and friends.

Flight BA073 to Abu Dhabi departs London Heathrow at 22.25, arriving in Abu Dhabi at 08.30+1.  The inbound flight to London (BA072) departs at 10.10, arriving London Heathrow 15.20.

Elena Sorlini, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “We extend a warm welcome to British Airways as they start operating at Zayed International Airport with a daily schedule that promises to enrich connectivity and invigorate both business and tourism. Our new award-winning and cutting-edge terminal offers visitors an unparalleled introduction to the vibrant UAE capital, where they will be greeted with Emirati hospitality at its finest.”

Calum Laming, Chief Customer Officer at British Airways said: “We are really 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 and further growing our connections with the UAE. With four cabins to choose from, including First, we are confident customers will enjoy our exceptional and original British Airways service brought to life by our incredible colleagues.

And on a personal level, it is an honour to return to the fantastic city and Emirate of Abu Dhabi where I was lucky to live for the best part of a decade.”

Flight schedule:

London Heathrow (LHR) to Zayed International (AUH)

All times are local

Season Flight number Departing LHR Arriving AUH Flight number Departing AUH Arriving LHR
Summer ‘24 BA73 22:25 08:30+1 BA72 10:10 15:20
Winter ‘24 BA73 22:25 09:30+1 BA72 11:10 15:20

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SOURCE: British Airways