In a significant nod to the growth and appeal of the UAE’s capital, British Airways has declared its decision to renew daily flights between London’s bustling Heathrow and Abu Dhabi, starting April 20, 2024. This anticipated move comes after a hiatus of four years and signals a renewed focus on the aerial superhighway that connects these two iconic cities.
What makes this announcement particularly momentous is the choice of the landing zone in Abu Dhabi. The carrier’s flights will grace the Midfield Terminal, known informally as Terminal A. Poised to be a game-changer in aviation infrastructure, Terminal A will begin welcoming travelers from November 1, showcasing cutting-edge facilities and the promise of a luxury travel experience.
For avid followers of aviation trends, the BA73, departing Heathrow at 10:25 pm local time, will make its majestic descent onto Abu Dhabi tarmac by 8:30 am, granting travelers an early start to their Arabian adventure. Conversely, those wishing to head to London can board the BA72 at 10:10 am, ensuring they get to experience the twilight in one of the world’s most vibrant cities by 3:20 pm. Note, though, that these schedules will adjust with the winter time changes.
British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, Neil Chernoff, commented on this development, highlighting Abu Dhabi’s multifaceted charm encompassing “beach, city, and desert”. As Chernoff states, “Abu Dhabi has everything our customers are looking for in a Middle Eastern trip.”
Meanwhile, Abu Dhabi Airports Chief Commercial Officer, Maureen Bannerman, expressed her excitement, emphasizing the strategic decision of leading carriers like British Airways to choose Terminal A as their operational anchor in the city.
In line with this thrilling revival, British Airways is rolling out promotional return fares, making it hard to resist the call of the Middle Eastern gem. Offers hover around Dh1,999 for economy seats, with the booking window open until November 12. And for those leaning toward a more lavish travel experience, business class tickets are also available with special perks for Executive Club Members.
As the skies reawaken to the synergy of two global giants, British Airways and Abu Dhabi, passengers are the real winners, with access to unmatched travel elegance and connectivity.