ETIHAD AIRWAYS celebrates its 15th anniversary serving the Abu Dhabi – Singapore route. The airline first commenced flights to Singapore’s Changi International Airport on 28 September 2007 flying three times weekly. From 1 February 2013, that increased to a daily schedule.
The airline has carried close to two million travellers via Abu Dhabi to and from Singapore. The most popular destinations include London, Paris and Milan.
Etihad Airways currently serves the route with a B787-9 Dreamliner since 1 August 2015. We flew to Abu Dhabi in December 2014 for the impressive unveiling of the new aircraft as well as the A380 aircraft. The B787-9 Dreamliner comes with a three-class configuration featuring eight First Suites, 28 Business Studios and 199 Economy Smart Seats.
EY470 departs Abu Dhabi at 10.05 pm daily and arrives in Singapore at 9.40 am. The return flight EY473 departs Singapore at 7.50 pm and lands in Abu Dhabi at 11.15 pm.
Our Relationship with Etihad Airways
In 2013, I flew on Etihad Airways for the very first time. It was on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Paris via Abu Dhabi. AirAsia X had flown me up to Toulouse on a media familiarisation trip to collect their 10th Airbus A330-300 aircraft. Later that year, Etihad Airways flew me to Brisbane from Singapore to experience the business class service, which was then known as Pearl Business Class. The airline does not operate this route anymore.
In 2018, Dennis and I flew on Eithad Airways back to Singapore from Frankfurt after cruising the River Rhine with U by Uniworld. Check out our experience in the video above.
And I am a fan of Etihad Airways’ Amenity Kits. The 2013 La Prairie First Class Amenity Kits, 2014 amenity kit refresh, the 2015 Luxe City Guides Business Class Amenity kits, 2016 Christian Lacroix First Class Amenity Kits.
Etihad hosted a special event at The Clifford Pier at The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore for Singapore travel trade and Etihad key partners on 7 October. To commemorate the occasion, the airline is offering special fares for bookings by 9 October 2022 for travel from 1 November 2022 to 30 June 2023.
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Abu Dhabi Stopover with Etihad Airways
Guests who wish to break up long-haul travel can book a stopover with a couple of days to enjoy the wonders of Abu Dhabi. With the relaunch of Etihad Stopovers, travellers can benefit from 40% discounted prices at one of Abu Dhabi’s premium four-star and five-star hotels participating in this campaign, or from a one or two-nights complimentary stay in a three or four-star participating hotel.
Travelling with the Environmental Airline of the Year, guests can show their love for the planet by offsetting their flights with the new green loyalty programme launched by the airline earlier this year. Conscious Choices rewards travellers with Tier Miles and additional benefits for carrying less baggage on board and offsetting their flights’ carbon emissions using Etihad Guest Miles.
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