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Etihad Airways connects to Paris with Airbus A380

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Etihad Airways has introduced the Airbus A380 aircraft on one of its two daily services between Abu Dhabi and Paris Charles de Gaulle.

The new service has been introduced early to meet seasonal demand from 1 July to 28 October and 15 December to 15 February 2018. The A380 will then operate a regular year-round service from 25 March 2018. The A380 replaces a three-class Boeing 777-300ER previously operating the airline’s daily overnight service.

Mohammad Al Bulooki, Etihad Airways executive vice president commercial, said: “Paris is one of Etihad Airways’ most sought-after destinations, popular with both leisure and business flyers alike. We have also seen an increase in number of French visitors we are welcoming to Abu Dhabi.”

The airline operates a dedicated premium lounge at Charles de Gaulle, significantly enhancing the ground experience. The aircraft has a capacity of 496 guests in a four-class configuration: The Residence, first apartments (first class), business studios (business class), and economy. The Residence can accommodates up to two guests while first class can accommodate nine passengers. The business studios are 70 located on the upper deck and 415 economy smart seats on the main deck.