Etihad Airways Unveils New Direct Route Connecting UAE and Osaka

The national airline of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways, has announced the addition of a new route to Osaka, Japan. Etihad will be flying its state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the new route, offering guests a taste of the airline’s celebrated seamless connections, convenient schedules, world-class catering services, and onboard entertainment.

The airline already reaffirms its position as a leading player in the global aviation industry in the region. The new route to Osaka will further strengthen its global network expansion.

The New Osaka Route is the Airline’s Second Gateway to Japan 

Starting 1 October 2023, the UAE carrier will fly five weekly flights from Abu Dhabi to the exciting Japanese destination and its already existing Tokyo route.

Speaking on the new route expansion, Etihad’s Chief Executive Officer Antonoaldo Neves had this to say:

We’re delighted to introduce flights to Osaka for the first time. As one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, I know visitors will enjoy exploring its heritage and sampling some of Osaka’s renowned hospitality.

Equally, the new route opens up Abu Dhabi to visitors from Osaka, and we look forward to welcoming guests to our vibrant home as well as giving them access to our growing, global network.

Strengthening Trade and Tourism Ties 

Osaka Japan
© Photo by Mirko Kuzmanovic

Introducing this route will support and strengthen the growing trade and tourism ties between the countries. Osaka, also known as the ‘Kitchen of Japan’, is renowned for its world-class culinary scenes and eclectic eateries offering amazing delicacies such as sushi, okonomiyaki (savoury pancakes) and takoyaki (octopus balls).

Beyond the world-class culinary scenes and amazing delicacies, visitors to Osaka can also stay at Osaka Castle to enjoy the historic samurai-era city, visit amazing places like the vibrant Dontonbori district, with its neon-lit streets and countless entertainment options, or enjoy a therapy session in one of the many shopping districts across the city, creating unforgettable memories along the way.

Adding Osaka to Etihad Airways‘ route map will benefit leisure travellers and offer significant business and trade opportunities between the two countries. Japan is also renowned for its technological advancements and thriving economy, making it an attractive destination for leisure and business travellers.

If you are a regular traveller to Osaka, you should be excited about this new addition. Please share your thoughts with us in the comments.

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