Dublin: Etihad Airways today announced the introduction of an additional daily year-round service between Abu Dhabi and Dublin, which increases frequency on the route to 14 flights a week, effective from April 1, 2017. Kevin Knight, Etihad Aviation Group Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, said, “We are delighted to announce the Dublin frequencies moving from a seasonal double daily to twice-daily year-round service. This is a commitment to the Irish market and demonstrates our confidence to dedicate capacity throughout the year on a route that has enjoyed tremendous support from travel partners. It also reflects our strategy to offer more flexibility, greater convenience and increased choice.”
The second daily operation, from the beginning of the Summer 2017 season, reflects Etihad Airways’ long-term commitment to the route, and coincides with the Abu Dhabi-based carrier’s 10th anniversary of flying to the Irish capital. The extra capacity will provide a boost to tourism in Ireland, with visitors from around the world benefiting from a greater choice of flights for a short or long break in a country known for its warmth and hospitality. More frequencies will also double cargo capacity each week to facilitate greater movement of international freight to and from Dublin.