Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will increase its Abu Dhabi-Colombo service from seven flights per week to a double daily schedule from February16, 2014.
Operated with an A320 aircraft fitted with 16 Pearl
Business Class seats and 120 Coral Economy Class seats, the new
service will add over 1,900 seats
per week on the Abu
The new flights will also offer a 46 per cent
increase in the number of connections to key destinations in the UK, Europe,
Africa and the GCC via the airline’s hub in Abu Dhabi.
The new service will also build
on the strength of Etihad’s partnership with Sri Lankan Airlines with the
carriers combining to offer three daily services on the route with convenient
schedules for guests.
The Colombo service was re-launched in
January 2010 and has carried more than 210,000 passengers to date.