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Etihad Airways boosts Maldives frequency for summer 2018


Etihad Airways has added four additional weekly flights on the Abu Dhabi – Malé route, taking frequency to the Maldives to 11 services a week from June 2018.

The additional flights will operate every Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday effective 15 June 2018. The additional flights will be year-round and provide more travel options with early morning arrivals into the Maldives.

The expansion of the current daily operation will continue to see a two-class A320 aircraft on the route, offering 16 seats in Business Class and 120 in Economy.

Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are increasing frequency to 11 flights a week in order to cater to growing demand on the route.”

The airline has flown more than 550,000 passengers to and from the Maldives since its launch in November 2011. Visitors from the UAE increased 35% over the past 12 months, while Europe continues to be the main source market for the Maldives.