Etihad Airways Celebrates 10th Year of Qatar Route With additional Frequencies

Doha's West Bay area

Etihad Airways Celebrates 10th Year of Qatar Route

Etihad Airways celebrates its 10th year of serving flights to Qatar. The famed airline company decided to make this celebration more special by offering nine additional flights to Abu Dhabi – Doha weekly. This move is considered beneficial as it makes it possible for the airlines to reach its key markets in the region.

Hamad International Airport In Doha
Hamad International Airport In Doha

The airline company will implement the new services by August 1. By then, the company will add 37 services to Qatar’s capital city. The company will offer daily morning flights while setting up evening flights out of the city every Thursdays and Saturdays. With these new services, customers will have flexible options in setting their travels while promoting convenience. This is also a good opportunity for business travelers to enjoy better flight choices to suit their schedule, particularly in traveling to Abu Dhabi and Doha.

Additional frequencies not only allow business travelers to take a trip between the two points; other travelers will also enjoy Etihad Airways’ network of services throughout the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa, North America, and Indian Subcontinent. What makes this new service more advantageous is that it will benefit the peak travel months during summer.

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Opened in 2006, the Doha route received numerous increases in frequency from the Etihad Airways to meet the growing demands. This demand allows more connectivity that spurs from the Abu Dhabi point.

According to Etihad Airways Senior Vice President Global Sales, Daniel Barranger, Qatar is an important market for the airline company. In line with this, the company continuously developed the Doha-Abu Dhabi route since 2006. The company decided that it is best to celebrate its 10th anniversary by upgrading the link between the two cities and by offering new flights weekly. The senior vice president also noted that it displays the company’s commitment to Doha’s market.

With the new schedules, more flights reaching European cities will be available to guests traveling from Abu Dhabi. Cities covered by these new lines include Rome, Munich, Dublin, Manchester, London, Istanbul, Athens, Geneva and Madrid. Indian cities that the new connections will reach include Dhaka, Cochin, Calicut, Delhi, Kathmandu, Mumbai and Hyderabad.

Doha's West Bay area
Doha’s West Bay area By Shahid Siddiqi –, Public Domain

On the other hand, United States cities will also become more accessible from Doha with these new Etihad Airways flights. City gateways include Dallas, Washington, New York, San Francisco, and Chicago. Together with these new connections, clients can also take advantage of US Pre-Clearance custom facilities and immigration at Abu Dhabi International Airport. This lessens the time needed for immigration formalities upon arrival in the United States.

Daily flight schedule between Abu Dhabi and Doha: New flights highlighted, effective 1 August 2016

 Flight no. Origin Destination Departs Arrives Aircraft Frequency
  EY 399 Abu Dhabi Doha 02:50 02:55 A320 Daily
  EY 390 Doha Abu Dhabi 04:00 06:15 A320 Daily
  EY 331 Abu Dhabi Doha 07:45 07:50 A320 Daily
  EY 332 Doha Abu Dhabi 08:50 11:05 A320 Daily
    EY 393 Abu Dhabi Doha 08:45 08:50 A321 Daily
   EY 394 Doha Abu Dhabi 09:55 12:10 A321 Daily
  EY 395 Abu Dhabi Doha 15:30 15:35 A321 Daily
  EY 396 Doha Abu Dhabi 16:45 19:00 A321 Daily
  EY 353 Abu Dhabi Doha 17:30 17:35 A320 Thur & Sat
  EY 354 Doha Abu Dhabi 18:35 20:50 A320 Thur & Sat
   EY 391 Abu Dhabi Doha 21:35 21:40 A320 Daily
  EY 398 Doha Abu Dhabi 22:50 01:05 A320 Daily

Note: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time.

All fares are bookable online at, through any Etihad Airways’ reservation office or through a local travel agent.