Etihad Airways will add four weekly flights on its Abu Dhabi – Malé route, increasing frequency to the idyllic Maldives to 11 services a week between 1 July and 17 September 2017.
The additional flights will operate on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays by a two-class A320 aircraft with 16 Business and 120 Economy seats.
The capacity increase will cater to high demand during the peak summer season. The announcement comes as the Abu Dhabi-based airline completed five years of operations to the Maldives.
The summer expansion will be supported The four extra flights each week will provide more options for local passengers travelling between Abu Dhabi and Malé with an early morning arrival into the Maldives islands.
Over the past five years, Etihad Airways has carried more than 450,000 passengers on the route, with the majority travelling to the Maldives from Abu Dhabi, the GCC and key European markets.
The Maldives is the ultimate honeymoon and leisure destination, with Malé being the gateway to the premium leisure destination.