Abu Dhabi adds extra flights for Summer

Number of flights from airport will increase 13% this summer.
An image of Abu Dhabi's planned new passenger terminal.
An image of Abu Dhabi's planned new passenger terminal.


The number of flights from Abu Dhabi International Airport during the summer is set to increase by nearly 13% compared to the same period in 2010.

Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) announced its summer flight schedule on Sunday, which shows the airport will be operating more than 900 weekly scheduled flights, connecting to more than 80 destinations in nearly 50 countries.

While the expansion of Etihad Airways is a factor, new airlines will also be launching services from the UAE capital, including V Australia and Cathay Pacific.

In the new timetable for summer 2011, ADIA's top international routes are Muscat with 75 and Doha with 71 scheduled weekly frequencies, followed by London, Kuwait and Bahrain.

Ahmad Al Haddabi, senior vice president of Airports Operation, ADAC, said: "The new summer season flight schedule offers our passengers a larger selection of destinations, airlines and flights, while further enhancing the connectivity at Abu Dhabi International Airport."

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