Etihad has announced that it will be ramping up its services from Abu Dhabi to Jakarta, Indonesia, from once to twice-daily flights by October 2023.
The 14 weekly direct flights will be operated by the airline’s fleet of Boeing B787 and B777 planes on the following schedule:
EY 474 departs Abu Dhabi 03:05 local time arrives Jakarta 14:35 local time (B777)
EY 475 departs Jakarta 17:05 local time arrives Abu Dhabi 22:05 local time (B777)
EY 472 departs Abu Dhabi 10:30 local time arrives Abu Dhabi 21:40 local time (B787-9)
EY 471 departs Jakarta 01:40 local time arrives Abu Dhabi 06:40 local time (B787-9)
“Etihad Airways is delighted to boost air connectivity between Abu Dhabi and Indonesia, one of the fastest-growing economies in the world,” Arik De, chief revenue officer at Etihad Airways said in a statement.
“Our new flight has been optimized to arrive in Abu Dhabi in the morning, giving travelers from Indonesia a head-start to explore the attractions of our vibrant capital city. At the same time, our new service leverages our recently-expanded relationship with Garuda Indonesia to make it even more convenient for UAE residents to visit Jakarta, or one of 20 other destinations throughout Indonesia,” De added.
The UAE and Indonesian governments signed a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement in July 2022. The agreement is designed to increase annual bilateral trade to US$10 billion within five years, by removing trade barriers on a wide range of goods and services.
An estimated 110,000 Indonesians live and work in the UAE, with most residing in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.