Etihad to bump up Maldives flights

ABU DHABI, 21 December 2017: Etihad Airways will launch four additional weekly flights from Abu Dhabi to Malé increasing services to 11 weekly to the Maldives, effective June next year.

The extra flights, effective 15 June 2018, will operate year-round and provide more travel options with an early morning arrival in the Maldives.

Overall connectivity and timing options between the Maldives and key countries on Etihad Airways’ European network will be improved. These include the major markets of the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Russia.

The expansion from 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.

Since launching the route in November 2011, Etihad Airways has flown more than 550,000 passengers to and from the Maldives. Visitors from the UAE increased 35% over the past 12 months, while Europe continues to be the main source market for the Maldives, one of the world’s premium honeymoon and leisure destinations.

The additional flights  will operate every Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 15 June 2018.