Virgin Australia partner Etihad Airways now flies daily between Abu Dhabi and Edinburgh, becoming the first and only airline to offer Sydneysiders a one-stop service to the Scottish capital.
Timed to connect perfectly with flight EY451 from Sydney and EY454 on the return, the Etihad’s Edinburgh flights also slot in nicely with Virgin Australia’s Sydney-Abu Dhabi service, VA29.
Using an Airbus A330-200 aircraft, Etihad guests have a choice of 22 fully-flat beds in business class…
… along with 240 seats in economy on what is the carrier’s first destination in Scotland, and third in the UK following London and Manchester.
“Scotland is the natural next step on our growth trajectory in the UK, with strong tourism and business traffic in both directions,” said Etihad Chief Commercial Officer Peter Baumgartner.
Flight EY27 departs Abu Dhabi at 2:20am each day to reach Edinburgh later that morning at 7:20am, while on the return EY28 is wheels-up at 9:10am ahead of a 7:40pm arrival in Abu Dhabi on the same calendar day.
Edinburgh follows London as the second most-visited city in the UK by Aussie travellers, 8% of which have Scottish ancestry.
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