Etihad Airways is now offering two flights a week for the next three months between Nice Côte d’Azur and the United Arab Emirates, making it the fourth Gulf routing to come to the region.
Starting 15th June and lasting for the summer season, Etihad Airways is running two flights, on Wednesdays and Sundays, between Nice and Abu Dhabi. This route makes it not only easier for passengers to visit Abu Dhabi but provides a convenient connection spot for those heading onward to Asia and Oceania.
“This new route, operated with a modern aircraft, symbolises our strategy, which is to reconcile the development of our network, the improvement of our long-haul connectivity for the benefit of the dynamism of our territory, with our desire to seek the best environmental efficiency through use of the most modern and less emissive aircraft”, said Franck Goldnadel, Chairman of the Board of Airports of the Côte d’Azur.
The reference to environmental standards comes from the airline’s decision to run the flights on a fuel-efficient Dreamliner B787-9 aircraft that boasts 28 business class seats and 262 economy class ones. The flight from Nice to Abu Dhabi is direct, and the return features a stop in Rome.
“Etihad is pleased to strengthen air connectivity between Abu Dhabi and France with the establishment of our summer service to Nice,” added Martin Drew, Senior Vice President Global Sales and Cargo at Etihad Airways. “The Côte d’Azur is the perfect holiday destination, and we are confident it will appeal to leisure holidaymakers in the UAE. At the same time, we look forward to welcoming travellers from France on board our B787 Dreamliners to experience our award-winning product, service and warm Emirati hospitality.”
This marks the fourth Gulf destination connected to Nice, the others being Dubai, Kuwait and Bahrain.
Photo source: Nice Côte d’Azur airport