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Etihad to Launch New Flights to Copenhagen, Düsseldorf

Both routes from Abu Dhabi will commence in October this year and will mark the first time the airline has flown to Denmark

by Fergus Cole

January 18, 2023

Photo: Copenhagen. Courtesy of Nick Karvounis / Unsplash

The national flag carrier of the UAE, Etihad Airways, has announced the introduction of two new routes to Europe from its hub in Abu Dhabi that will launch later this year.

From October 1, Etihad will begin operating direct services from Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Copenhagen (CPH) in Denmark and Düsseldorf (DUS) in Germany. The new flight to Copenhagen will operate four times per week, while there will be three weekly flights to Düsseldorf.

Photo: Düsseldorf. Courtesy of Deniz Fuchidzhiev / Unsplash

According to the carrier, both routes will be operated with one of its 30 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, offering a capacity for 290 passengers across two cabin classes, including 28 Business Class seats with the remaining 262 in Economy.

Once launched, the AUH-CPH route will mark Etihad’s inaugural flight to Denmark. At the same time, the Düsseldorf service will complement the carrier’s existing network in Germany, which includes direct links to Munich and Frankfurt.

“We are thrilled to start flying to Denmark for the first time and to expand our network in Germany to our third city, providing guests with more holiday options and easier access between Abu Dhabi and Europe,” said Antonoaldo Neves, CEO of Etihad Airways.

Etihad Airways Greenliner / Photo: Courtesy of Etihad Airways

“Our new flights will take off for the winter season—the perfect time for guests to escape the cold and enjoy Abu Dhabi’s beautiful beaches, world-class entertainment, and rich heritage,” he said.

The newly appointed CEO of Etihad Airways also noted that with the addition of Copenhagen and Düsseldorf, the airline’s network would expand to 66 cities across the globe.

Last week, the airline also announced the expansion of two important Asian destinations with one additional weekly frequency on its flights to Shanghai (PVG) and doubling its current offer of flights to Bangkok (BKK). The Abu Dhabi-based carrier cites increased demand for flights to China and Thailand, adding more capacity for flights to Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Bangkok.

Photo: Courtesy of Etihad Airways

Moreover, Etihad also boosted its services to New York with two daily flights, seven days a week. Adding seven weekly flights to New York translates into Etihad flying 28 weekly services to the U.S.

Tickets for the new routes to Denmark and Germany are now on sale on Etihad’s website, with one-way fares to Düsseldorf starting at $624 and Copenhagen starting at $662, one way.

Etihad’s Special Deals

However, if you’re looking for something cheaper, you might be interested in some of Etihad’s other offerings as part of its global sale.

The carrier is currently offering sales prices to various destinations across the globe for as little as $189 one way. Destinations include London, Paris, Istanbul, and Phuket, with Business Class fares at just $1,087 one way. However, you’ll need to be quick, as the sale ends on January 20.

“We understand the new year is a time many of us start making exciting travel plans for the year ahead,” said Arik De, Chief Revenue Officer at Etihad. “Guests looking to book their holidays can take advantage of this year’s global sale for the opportunity to visit Abu Dhabi or many other destinations on the Etihad network. Abu Dhabi is a thriving cultural hotspot with many tourist attractions that holidaymakers enjoy.”