Etihad Airways launches flights to Barcelona
That's even more options for full-service flights to Spain.
Etihad Airways has announced a new service linking Abu Dhabi and Barcelona starting 21 November 2018. Initially, the route will run five times a week by a two-class Airbus A330-200 before becoming a daily service from 31 March 2019.
Frequency may change due to peak period and demand.
The flights will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and take off from Abu Dhabi at 2:20am and return from Barcelona at 9:50 am.
Initial pricing on Flights Finder shows flights starting around $1,299 for dates in late November. If you’re flying from Sydney you can expect a total time of 24 hours and 25 minutes there with a 2 hour 15 minute stopover in Abu Dhabi. The return leg is a bit shorter with a total travel time of 23 hours and 45 minutes including a 2 hour 25 minute stopover.
The new route is in direct competition with Qatar Airways' existing offering which connects in Doha.
In comparison, Qatar’s prices are slightly more competitive, coming in at just $1,153 for the same dates and you also save an hour on the return.
We've also had Air China sale fares drop as low $798 return recently but those included long layovers in Shanghai that often meant an overnight stopover.
Flights on Eithad's new Barcelona route are now on sale. You can browse and book them through Flights Finder here.