Etihad resumes flights to London Heathrow
Abu Dhabi, December 20, 2010
Etihad Airways has resumed operations to London following the phased opening of Heathrow airport which had closed as a result of freezing weather conditions, a statement said.
Flight EY11 departed from Abu Dhabi at 9.25am (delayed from 2.40am) and EY19 departed on schedule at 8.40am. Etihad plans to operate EY17 on schedule which will depart at 1.30pm. All times are local UAE.
An additional flight to Manchester will operate at 2pm from Abu Dhabi with passengers taken by coach to London. The EY17 Abu Dhabi to London flight that was diverted to Frankfurt on Saturday will operate to Manchester, due to capacity restraints in London, and passengers will be taken by coach to London.
“Etihad’s operations teams have worked tirelessly since the disruption began and can now implement their plans to ensure our passengers get to their homes and holidays in time for Christmas,” said James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ chief executive officer.
Etihad operates three flights to London per day.-TradeArabia News Service