Etihad Airways will increase its Abu Dhabi-Colombo service from seven flights per week to a double daily schedule from 16 February 2014.
The new route will be operated with an A320 aircraft offering 16 business class seats and 120 economy seats. The new service will add over 1,900 seats per week on the Abu Dhabi-Colombo route.
The new flights will also offer a 46% increase in number of connections to key destinations in the UK, Europe, Africa and the GCC via Abu Dhabi.
Kevin Knight, Etihad Airways’ chief strategy and planning officer, said: “Our new second daily flight to Colombo will strengthen our position in the Sri Lankan market. The new flights will also further strengthen commercial and cultural ties between Sri Lanka and UAE.”
The Colombo service was re-launched in January 2010 and has carried more than 210,000 passengers to date.