The inaugural flight, EY63, was celebrated at Abu Dhabi airport earlier than take-off with Fernando d’Orey de Brito e Cunha Figueirinhas, Ambassador of the Republic of Portugal to the UAE, and Chris Hedlin, Etihad’s Vice President Community Planning.
On arrival in Lisbon, Etihad’s captains waved UAE and Portuguese flags from the cockpit to have a good time the brand new air hyperlink.
Antonoaldo Neves, CEO, Etihad Airways, stated: “As we proceed to increase our world community, we’re thrilled to be flying for the primary time to Lisbon. We look ahead to welcoming friends to go to the historic metropolis of Lisbon whereas additionally connecting the individuals of Portugal with the UAE and locations throughout the Center East, Asia and Australia.”
Initially introduced as a seasonal route, Etihad Airways has prolonged the service by way of to the winter season to make it a year-round operation, on account of sturdy journey demand.
The inaugural flight to Lisbon coincides with the launch of Etihad’s summer time season flights to the Greek island of Mykonos which commenced on June 16 and Málaga on June 18.