Etihad Airways will expand its services to Italy with a daily flight to Venice Marco Polo Airport. Starting from 30 October 2016, the carrier will operate with an Airbus A319, offering 16 seats in Business and 90 in Economy. Together with Alitalia, its codeshare and equity partner, Etihad Airways will offer 35 weekly flights in and out of Italy, including double daily services to Rome and Milan.
Etihad’s Venice flight will offer convenient travel times for guests travelling between the UAE and the Italian city. In addition, the new service will offer seamless connections through Abu Dhabi’s hub to the popular key destinations in the GCC, Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia, and Australia.
Venice, renowned for its picturesque bridges and canals, is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, while Italy is the world’s 5th most visited country - with over 50 million international arrivals in 2015, according to the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
Etihad Airways started flights to Milan in 2007 before Rome was added to the network in 2014, contributing to a strong trade relationship between the United Arab Emirates and Italy. Bilateral trade was valued at USD 6.14 billion in 2015 and the UAE Ministry of Economy has registered more than 90 Italian companies.
Etihad Airways’ schedule for Venice Marco Polo flights, effective 30 October 2016:
|EY79||Abu Dhabi (AUH)||0230||Venice Marco Polo (VCE)||0640||Daily||A319|
|EY80||Venice Marco Polo (VCE)||1055||Abu Dhabi (AUH)||1955||Daily||A319|
Note: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time.