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Etihad to Increase Maldives frequency
  • January 2018

Etihad Airways to introduce four additional weekly flights on its popular Abu Dhabi-Malé route, by increasing frequency to 11 flights a week from June 2018. 

Besides providing greater choice and flexibility for UAE and GCC residents, overall connectivity and timing options between the Maldives and key countries on Etihad Airways’ European network will be refined. These include the major markets of the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Russia.

Mr. Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are increasing the frequency to cater the growing demand on the route, and to provide our guests with more choice of flights so that they can make the most of their stay in the Maldives.”

The extra flights, effective from 15 June 2018, will operate year-round and provide more travel options with an early morning arrival enabling guests to maximise their stay in the Maldives. Since its launch in November 2011, Etihad has flown more than 550,000 passengers to and from the Maldives. Visitors from the UAE increased 35 per cent 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.

Tourism India, India' s Travel & tourism Magazine, Kerala, India

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