Etihad Airways launches inaugural flight to Lisbon
19 Jun 2023
Fernando Figueirinhas, Ambassador of Portugal, and other officials pose for a group photo at Abu Dahbi Airport. WAM
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, touched down for the first time in Lisbon, marking the launch of regular services between Abu Dhabi and the Portuguese capital.
The inaugural flight, EY63, was celebrated at Abu Dhabi Airport before take off with Fernando Figueirinhas, Ambassador of the Republic of Portugal to the UAE, and Chris Hedlin, Etihad’s Vice President Network Planning.
The new service will be operated on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays using a state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, offering 28 seats in Business and 262 seats in Economy, entertainment systems, in-seat power, and in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity.
Antonoaldo Neves, Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Airways, said, "As we continue to expand our global network, we’re thrilled to be flying for the first time to Lisbon. We look forward to welcoming guests to visit the historic city of Lisbon while also connecting the people of Portugal with the UAE and destinations across the Middle East, Asia and Australia."