Etihad Airways has recently announced an increase in capacity on several of their more popular destinations.
Etihad is slowly increasing the amount of new aircraft deliveries, and as such they seem to be increasing capacity on popular destinations before they are announcing any new destinations.
The new increased routes are as follows:
Dublin, going from daily to twice daily from April 1, 2017. The new schedules are as follows:
Flight EY41, leaves Abu Dhabi 09:30, arriving Dublin 14:55
Flight EY48, leaved Dublin 19:10 and arrives Abu Dhabi 06:00 next day.
Flight EY45 leaves Abu Dhabi 02:30, arriving Dublin 08:00
flight EY42 leaves Dublin at 09:30 and arrives Abu Dhabi 20:20.
All flights are operated by Airbus A330-200 aircrafts, offering 22 Business and 240 Economy Class seats.
Dallas/Fort Worth in being increased from a 3 weekly to daily service effective February 2, 2017. At the same time they are reducing San Francisco from daily to 3 weekly, so I guess that is where they are getting their extra capacity from on this route.
The scheduled timings remains the same as they are today:
Flight EY161 leaves Abu Dhabi at 09:20, arriving Dallas at 15:55
Flight EY160 leaves Dallas 19:20, arrives Abu Dhabi at 20:15.
This route will continue being operated by a Boeing 777-200 ER, which features 8 first class suites, 40 business class and 191 economy class seats.
And finally Madrid is increasing from 4 times pr week to daily effective June 1, 2017. Also here the route is operated by Airbus A330-200 aircrafts, with 22 business and 240 economy class seats.