Etihad Airways to withdraw A380 services on Mumbai route

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Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways on Wednesday said that as part of its continued review of schedules, seasonal adjustments are being made to the airlines A380 services between Abu Dhabi and Mumbai.

“Effective 1 July until 28 October 2017, A380 flights EY 203 and 204 between Abu Dhabi and Mumbai will be operated by an A340-600 aircraft,” the airline said in a statement.

“The A380 will be redeployed on the Abu Dhabi-Paris route during the peak summer travel months.”

According to the company, the change will see Paris join London, New York, Melbourne and Sydney as the airline’s long haul A380 destinations.

“The adjustments are part of Etihad Airways’ seasonal planning of schedules based on market demand,” the airline said.

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“Due to the capacity change, any affected guests will be reprotected on other flights to their final destination.”

Etihad Airways’ A380 features a total capacity of 496 seats — with two in “The Residence”, nine in the “First Apartments”, 70 “Business Studios” and 415 “Economy Smart Seats”.

The airline had launched its A380 services to India on the Abu Dhabi-Mumbai route in 2016.

The aircraft operated daily on flight EY204 from Abu Dhabi to Mumbai, and EY203 from Mumbai to Abu Dhabi.



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