The national airline of UAE, the Etihad airways, is to increase its Abu Dhabi to Dublin service from ten flights per week, to ‘Double Daily’ from July 15th, 2014. The frequency boost of 40 percent will provide 8,988 seats each week between the capital cities of the UAE and Ireland.

The double daily flights will ensure connectivity both ways, i.e. Abu Dhabi and Dublin, with 800 weekly connections to 45 Etihad Airways destinations in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The airline is going to accommodate an estimated 642 passengers in its Pearl Business Class and Coral Economy Class, operated via Boeing 777-300 and an Airbus A330-200.

James Hogan, Etihad Airways President and Chief Executive stated:

‘It has been one of our most successful routes and we’re delighted that from this July, Etihad Airways will offer guests a double daily service to and from Abu Dhabi.?The 40% increase in flight frequency will benefit business and leisure travel not only between Ireland and the UAE, but also right across the Etihad Airways network, especially countries which have a connection with Ireland like Australia, Thailand and Malaysia.’

The increase in flight frequency and capacity boost has been surely an additional choice and convenience to both business and leisure travelers and will greatly enhance the overall customer experience for travelers. Further, the expansion of Dublin route would surely be helpful to significantly increase the number of potential visitors, and to promote tourism between two destinations.