Etihad has announced that it is switching operations to Terminal 1 early next year, in advance of returning to a twice-daily service between Dublin and Abu Dhabi.
The carrier said today it will move its existing service from Terminal 2 to Terminal 1 from January 24 next. It will resume its double-daily year-round service from April 1.
The new twice-daily service will coincide with Etihad’s 10th anniversary of flying between Dublin and Abu Dhabi.
Responding to the announcement, Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said: “Since Etihad Airways launched the route in 2007, Dublin has been a hugely popular destination in its network, and the return to a double daily service will be welcomed by both business and leisure travellers.
“It is good news for Irish tourism and also for those travelling to Abu Dhabi and beyond with Etihad’s excellent connectivity to the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
“We have been improving the departures and arrivals areas in T1 and have also recently enhanced the boarding gate facilities and the retail experience. We look forward to welcoming Etihad to its new Dublin home from early next year.”
Said Beatrice Cosgrove, Etihad Airways General Manager Ireland: “With our enhanced schedules from next April, we will be able to provide excellent new connections for travellers from Ireland to many more destinations in our network via Abu Dhabi.”