After more than three years, Etihad Airways has resumed scheduled passenger operations with its Airbus A380s.
Today, the celebration flight departed Abu Dhabi for London Heathrow and touched down just before 7 am local time. The Airbus A380s have been put back into service to serve this vital route.
We’re excited to once again welcome guests onboard Etihad’s A380s and step into a truly remarkable experience. Whether our guests are choosing to fly in Economy, Business, First or our three-room suite in the sky The Residence, this aircraft provides an elevated flying experience which we take extreme pride in.Antonoaldo Neves, Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Airways,
The onboard experience of the Airbus A380 is a highlight at many carriers. Etihad Airways prides itself on the overall experience with economy seeing 68 seats in the economy coming with 4 inches of additional legroom. At the same time, 70 business studios are available on the upper deck. This is paired with access to The Lobby, a serviced lounge and bar area; further along features the First Class apartments, presenting a luxurious flight experience with a leather lounge chair and a separate lie-flat convertible ottoman.
As more Airbus A380s re-enter service, the airline will continue deploying the aircraft on the Abu Dhabi and London Heathrow segments, with those arriving in Abu Dhabi being able to utilise the expansive Etihad Airways route network and with partners too.
Etihad Airways joins a host of customers who returned the A380 into service after pulling it during the pandemic.