Etihad to resume MEL/LHR connection this week

London/Melbourne service launching 21 May

Etihad Airways will operate a regularly scheduled service from Melbourne to London Heathrow via Abu Dhabi, effective 15 May. A few days later, from 21 May, the Gulf carrier will also introduce eastbound services from London Heathrow to Melbourne via Abu Dhabi. Tickets can be purchased now.

Etihad says it plans to maintain this link until it fully resumes its previous double daily connection between the two cities.

Customers wishing to travel on these services will need to check current entry regulations for both the United Kingdom and Australia.

Melbourne – London Heathrow* via Abu Dhabi effective 15 May

Flight Origin Departs Destination Arrives Frequency
EY463 Melbourne 21:45 Abu Dhabi 05:55+1 Friday
EY19 Abu Dhabi 07:15 London LHR 11:50 Saturday
London Heathrow* – Melbourne via Abu Dhabi effective 21 May
EY20 London LHR 13:20 Abu Dhabi 23:25 Thursday
EY460 Abu Dhabi 00:45 Melbourne 20:15 Friday

* Etihad has temporarily moved its operations to Terminal 2 at London Heathrow.

The airline has implemented an extensive sanitisation and customer safety program and is practising the highest standards of hygiene at every part of the customer journey. This includes catering, aircraft and cabin deep-cleaning, check-in, health screening, boarding, inflight, crew interaction, meal service, disembarkation and ground transportation, among others.

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