Etihad Airways will introduce a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its scheduled services from Abu Dhabi to Barcelona from February 22 2019.
The deployment of the larger 787 Dreamliner, replacing an Airbus A330-200, has been timed to coincide with the Mobile World Conference taking place in the city during which Etihad will provide daily flights.
The airline said it will increase frequency to a permanent daily operation from March 31.
Robin Kamark, Etihad Aviation Group chief commercial officer, said: “We are delighted to now include Barcelona to our growing list of Dreamliner destinations. We launched flights to the city just last month and forward passenger and cargo demand on the route from Abu Dhabi, and beyond, has encouraged us to accelerate the deployment of the larger 787 on this popular service.
“Together with Madrid, also operated by the 787-9 Dreamliner, the move will guarantee product consistency and more convenient travel options.”
Etihad Airways operates an extensive codeshare partnership with Air Europa allowing guests a transfer with the Spanish airline’s services between Barcelona and Madrid.
Etihad also codeshares with Air Europa beyond Madrid to 19 cities in Europe, South America, Mexico and the Caribbean.
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