Etihad Airways welcomed the arrival of its codeshare partner NIKI’s inaugural flight from Vienna to Abu Dhabi this evening, with the new service offering a direct connection between the UAE and Austria’s capital cities for the first time.


The daily service is operated using a two-class Airbus A320 aircraft with 12 Business Class and 132 Economy Class seats. Etihad Airways has placed its ‘EY’ code on the service as part of a codeshare agreement with NIKI, and connects the flights with leading destinations across its network in the Middle East, Africa, Indian subcontinent, North and South Asia, and Australia.

NIKI is the seventh airline to enroll onto the Etihad Partners program, alongside airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, India’s Jet Airways, Darwin Airline, and Etihad Airways. The program, launched in October 2014, differs from legacy airline alliances by offering benefits beyond pure commercial cooperation, including network and frequent flyer alignment.

Schedule of NIKI’s Vienna – Abu Dhabi service, with Etihad Airways codeshare:

Route Flight No. Departure Arrival Aircraft Frequency
Vienna (VIE) – Abu Dhabi (AUH) HG7086 / EY1978 11:10 19:50 Airbus A320 Daily
Abu Dhabi (AUH) – Vienna (VIE) HG7087 / EY1979 02:40 06:05 Airbus A320 Daily


Note: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time