Services will start in April 2024 after four-year hiatus
British Airways will operate daily flights to Abu Dhabi next year, following a four-year halt in services.
The Abu Dhabi-London route will resume from 20 April 2024, operated by a Boeing 787-9 aircraft, joining flights to neighbouring Dubai, which operate up to three-times daily from Heathrow.
Flight BA73 will depart from London Heathrow (LHR) at 22:25 and arrive at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) at 08:30 the next day, while the return flight BA72 will depart AUH at 10.10 and arrive in London at 15:20.
During winter 2024, the BA73 flight will take off from LHR at 22:25 and land in Abu Dhabi at 09:30 the next day. Flight BA72 will depart from AUH at 11:10 and arrive at LHR at 15:20.
Abu Dhabi Airports Chief Commercial Officer Maureen Bannerman said: "We’re delighted to welcome British Airways back to Abu Dhabi International Airport, adding to the growing list of leading carriers set to use Terminal A as their operational base in Abu Dhabi."
Neil Chernoff, BA network and alliances director, said: “Abu Dhabi is a unique destination that is making a very welcome return to our network. With a blend of beach, city and desert, it has everything our customers are looking for in a Middle Eastern trip, and we look forward to welcoming them back on board as we grow our footprint in the UAE.”
Maureen Bannerman, Abu Dhabi Airports chief commercial officer, added: “We’re delighted to welcome British Airways back to Abu Dhabi International Airport, adding to the growing list of leading carriers set to use Terminal A as their operational base in Abu Dhabi. A luxurious new gateway to Abu Dhabi, Terminal A will open to the public from November 1, offering state-of-the-art facilities for passengers and airlines.”
For more information, visit www.britishairways.com