Etihad Airways is to increase the frequency of its flights from Manchester to Abu Dhabi from seven to ten per week.
The airline, which recently opened a business lounge at Manchester Airport, said the increased service would be effective from summer 2011.
Etihad will also boost frequencies of services to Abu Dhabi from Paris, Geneva, Milan and Brussels.
James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ Chief Executive Officer, said: “As we take delivery of new aircraft in 2011, our focus is on offering at least a daily service on key business routes – and wherever possible, a double-daily service – to attract a greater share of the corporate travel market.
“At the same time, the new schedule will help us offer greatly improved connections across the network, making transiting via Abu Dhabi much more convenient for business and leisure travellers. In fact, our sub-four hour connections will increase by 50%.
Source: Etihad Airways