Etihad Airways will launch new scheduled service linking Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE, and Barcelona, Spain with effect from 21 November 2018.
The route will initially be operated five times a week by a two-class Airbus A330-200 before becoming a daily operation from 31 March 2019.
Barcelona will become the second city in Spain served by Etihad Airways, complementing the airline’s existing daily service to the capital Madrid.
The new service will afford travellers convenient timings to travel between Abu Dhabi and Barcelona as well as seamless connections through Abu Dhabi to major cities around the world.
Barcelona is one of the busiest cruise ports in the world and an important source market of cruise traffic for Etihad Airways.
Etihad Airways operates an extensive codeshare partnership with Air Europa, on the Spanish airline’s scheduled services from Madrid to Barcelona and 18 other major European cities.