Etihad Will Operate Daily Flights to Jakarta

Etihad will operate daily flights to Jakarta. At the start of the northern winter season, the national airline of the UAE will continue to expand its international network. Later this year, Etihad Airways intends to treble the number of flights it operates between its home base and the capital of Indonesia. With the introduction of 14 weekly nonstop flights between Abu Dhabi and Jakarta on October 1, 2023, both business and leisure travellers will benefit from increased flexibility and convenience. The Boeing 777 and 787 aircraft from Etihad will be used to operate the routes.

According to a statement from the airline’s Chief Revenue Officer, Arik De, “Etihad will operate daily flights to Jakarta, and we are happy to increase air connectivity between Abu Dhabi and Indonesia, one of the fastest-growing economies in the world.” The new flight has been designed to land in Abu Dhabi in the early hours of the day, giving visitors from Indonesia a head start on seeing the sights of UAE’s energetic capital city. Likewise, the new service takes advantage of a recently-strengthened partnership with Garuda Indonesia to make it much easier for UAE citizens to travel to Jakarta or any of the other 20 locations in Indonesia.

The following is the flight schedule as of October 1, 2023:

Flight No. From Dep. Time To Arr. Time Aircraft Frequency
EY474 Abu Dhabi 3:05 a.m. Jakarta 2:35 p.m. B777 Daily
EY475 Jakarta 5:05 p.m. Abu Dhabi 10:05 p.m.
EY472 Abu Dhabi 10:30 a.m. Jakarta 9:40 p.m. B787-9
EY471 Jakarta 1:40 a.m. Abu Dhabi 6:40 a.m.

A Boeing 777-300ER is now used for the daily service EY474/EY475. With the advent of a daily late-night departure from Jakarta, the Emirati capital will become a more alluring place for Indonesian visitors to stop over on their way to Europe. Earlier this week, Etihad announced a new route to Copenhagen, which would be flown four times per week, as well as the return of regular, three-times-weekly flights to Düsseldorf. On October 1, both services will go live.

Daily flights to Jakarta will be operated by Etihad Airways
Strolling around Jakarta’s skycraper, Senayan. © Achmad Al Fadhli

Launch of the Green Loyalty Program by Etihad

The Gulf carrier’s ambition to attain net zero emissions by 2050 and reduce 2019 emissions by half by 2035 includes this most recent initiative.

Conscious Choices, a series of sustainability-focused programs, has just been launched by Etihad Guest, the loyalty program of Etihad Airways, to reward members for lowering their own carbon footprint on land and in the air. The 8 million members of Etihad Guest now have the choice of earning Tier Miles and extra perks for checking fewer bags and using Etihad Guest Miles to offset the carbon emissions of their flights.

The ability to offset daily emissions from driving and cooling one’s house with options ranging from one month to a year can also earn members Tier Miles. Purchasing sustainable goods from the Etihad Guest Reward Shop and donating miles to a green cause are two more methods to take advantage of those rewards.

To assist Etihad’s goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050 and halving 2019 emissions by 2035, Conscious Choices was established. Although the full program and perks won’t be available to members until January 2022, their behavior is already being tracked so they can be rewarded for making more environmentally friendly choices.

“While Etihad has focused on developing technology and new solutions for operational efficiency that will actively reduce the CO2 emissions of flying, we have placed an equal focus on the guest,” said Tony Douglas, Group CEO of Etihad Aviation Group. In order to do this, we have spent the past year creating our sustainable loyalty program while listening to member comments and taking into consideration their travel needs and expectations. Through this, we have improved a program that will enable and encourage members to travel more sustainably, further solidifying our position as a travel and lifestyle company that cares about the environment.

Under its Greenliner sustainability program, Etihad has launched a number of substantial CO2 reduction measures during the past two years. This entails planting tens of thousands of mangroves, utilizing environmentally friendly fuels, cutting down on contrails, employing improved aircraft paths, and driving more electric cars. The most environmentally friendly flight Etihad has ever operated took place in October, with carbon emissions falling by 72 percent in absolute terms compared to the same route in 2019.

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Karina Anandya
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