British Airways launches daily route to Abu Dhabi from London Heathrow

British Airways has recently announced its return to Abu Dhabi after a four-year hiatus.

British Airways will now operate a daily flight from London Heathrow to Abu Dhabi Zayed International Airport throughout the year, using the Boeing 787-9 aircraft during the summer of 2024. This new route enhances the airline’s extensive global network and strengthens connections between the UAE and the UK, catering to travellers whether they are journeying for leisure, business, or to visit family and friends.

Flight BA073 to Abu Dhabi will depart London Heathrow at 22:25, arriving in Abu Dhabi at 08:30 the next day. The return flight to London (BA072) departs at 10:10 and arrives at London Heathrow at 15:20.

Elena Sorlini, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at Abu Dhabi Airports, said: ‘We extend a warm welcome to British Airways as they start operating at Zayed International Airport with a daily schedule that promises to enrich connectivity and invigorate both business and tourism. Our new award-winning and cutting-edge terminal offers visitors an unparalleled introduction to the vibrant UAE capital, where they will be greeted with Emirati hospitality at its finest.’

Calum Laming, Chief Customer Officer at British Airways said: ‘We are really excited to be celebrating our Abu Dhabi route launch. The new daily flight connects Abu Dhabi with London Heathrow and beyond, providing our customers with another amazing destination within our expansive global network and further growing our connections with the UAE. With four cabins to choose from, including First, we are confident customers will enjoy our exceptional and original British Airways service brought to life by our incredible colleagues.’