ETIHAD AIRWAYS has announced that it will launch new seasonal flights to Costa del Sol’s Malaga, Spain, in response to the increasing demand from customers in the UAE.
In a statement from Robin Kamark, the Chief Commercial Officer for Etihad Aviation Group, he said:
“Malaga has been on our wishlist for some time and we are tremendously pleased to announce summer season services to the Costa del Sol, a region which for decades has been popular with travellers from across the UAE. This will be the only service between the UAE and the main gateway to Andalucía.
“Together with Madrid and Barcelona, Malaga will be Etihad’s third destination in Spain, further boosting our successful operations to the Iberian Peninsula.
“The new flights will be operated by our next-generation 787 Dreamliners, ensuring we provide the best product and service to our customers heading on business or on holiday.”
Etihad Airways is renowned for its first-class service on-board, where the new travel routes will be made by a 3-class version of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which features 8 private suites, 28 business studios and 190 economy smart seats.
The introduction of this specially equipped aircraft will not only travel between southern Spain and Abu Dhabi from June 26 to September 13 2020, but to destinations on Etihad’s global route network.
Over the past few years, the number of visitors from the UAE to Spain has been steadily rising thanks to a successful visa waiver programme introduced for UAE nationals.