Etihad Airways annually flies around 15 million passengers to and from their hub in Abu Dhabi. This makes them the third largest carrier in the Middle East, behind Qatar Airways and Emirates. Etihad Airways operates scheduled flights from Abu Dhabi to Johannesburg on a daily basis. The airline operates a two tier class option from South Africa which includes economy and business class. Etihad Airways flight bookings for Coral economy class and Pearl business class flights can be made through FlightSite on our booking engine above.

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The airline’s 1000 weekly flights fly to over 120 destinations around the world. Johannesburg receives one daily return flight by Etihad airways from Abu Dhabi. Through the airline’s codeshare with South African airways they also offer flights from Cape Town, East London, Port Elizabeth and Durban. There flights are routed via Johannesburg. Passengers board a SAA flight in these cities and fly to Johannesburg, where they will then board their Etihad flight bound for Abu Dhabi and beyond.

Etihad Airways flight 604 departs Abu Dhabi at 09h50 and arrives in Johannesburg at 16h30, 8 hours and 40 minutes later. The return flight, Qatar Airways flight 603, departs Johannesburg for Abu Dhabi at 19h25, arriving at 05h55 the following morning.

 About Etihad Airways

SINCE 2003
Etihad Airways

Established in 2003, Etihad Airways Flights are the flag carrier of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. This airline operates flights to and from the Middle East, Europe, the Indian subcontinent, North America, the Far East, Africa, and Oceania, with its main hub in Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Etihad Airways

Qatar Airways uses their Airbus A320-200 on their Abu Dhabi – Johannesburg route. The aircraft accommodates 22 people in Business Class and 240 people in Economy Class. The airline owns and operates 104 aircraft. Boeing’s B777-300ER, B787-9 and B777-200LR aircraft and Airbus’ A340-600, A340-500, A330-200, A321-200, A320-200 and A319-100 aircraft.

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 Latest News
Etihad ups frequency to South Africa

Etihad Airways is introduce three additional weekly flights between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi. The flights will only be operated between July and September, summer in Abu Dhabi. In July the new flights will be operated on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Flight EY 601 will depart JHB at 09h45 and arrive in Abu Dhabi at 20h15. The return flight will depart at 01h45 and arrive back at OR Tambo International at 08h15. In August and September the flights will move to Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The flight times will stay the same. Ticket sales for these flights have already opened.

Etihad Airways Passenger Information

Checked baggage

Economy class passengers are allowed 2 bags that may weigh up to 23kg each. First and Business class passengers are allowed 2bags that may weigh up to 32kg each.

Carry on baggage

Economy class passengers are allowed one bag that may not weigh more than 7kg. First and business class passengers are allowed 2 bags that may on weigh more than 12kg in total.

Online check in opens 30 hours before departure and closes 2 hours before. Airport check in opens 3 hours before departure and closes 1 hour and 30 minutes before.

Etihad Airways operates a three tier class option on their flights. Passengers can book seats in First, business or economy class.

All food and drink is complimentary on board Etihad Airways flights.

Pets are carried in the cargo section of the plane. Passengers will need to produce the proper vaccination certificates and documents before the pet will be allowed to fly.

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