Etihad to fly to Portugal for the first time

Lauren Arena

ABU DHABI: Etihad Airways will expand its European network this summer with the introduction of a new direct service between Abu Dhabi and the Portuguese capital Lisbon, effective from 2 July 2023.

The new service, which marks the Middle Eastern carrier’s first route into Portugal, will operate three weekly flights on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays.

Etihad Airways CEO Antonoaldo Neves said: “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.”

“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,” he added.

The carrier’s entry into Portugal follows recently announced network expansion into Denmark, as well as the resumption of flights to the German city of Dusseldorf and increased frequencies to Frankfurt.

Courtesy: businesstravelnewseurope