Etihad Airways has announced it is to suspend flights between Abu Dhabi and Edinburgh & between Abu Dhabi and Perth, Australia effective from the 1st October 2018.
In a statement Etihad says, “As part of our ongoing review of network performance, Etihad will suspend flights between Abu Dhabi and Edinburgh & between Abu Dhabi and Perth effective 1st October. Along with our travel agency partners we will work closely with impacted guests to notify them of the changes to their itineraries and reaccommodate them on alternative flights.”
These route cancellations will not be welcomed by the many thousands of European travellers heading to SE Asia and Australia who have already made bookings for peak season flights starting in December.
Flights to both cities will cease by the beginning of October with the last flights departing Edinburgh (for Abu Dhabi) and Abu Dhabi (for Perth) on 30th September.
The airline, however, pointed out that it remains committed to serve destinations in Australia and the United Kingdom, as it continues to operate flights from Abu Dhabi to Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, London Heathrow and Manchester, considered to be major markets for the company.