Etihad Airways will in June add Larnaca in Cyprus to its European flying programme.
The new three flights a week service will bring Etihad's global flight network to 53 cities, supplementing new services to Melbourne in Australia in March and Istanbul and Athens, which will also start in June.
James Hogan, Etihad Airways' chief executive, said: "The launch of flights to Larnaca illustrates Etihad's ambitions to strengthen our European network and we anticipate strong demand for flights which will help open up new commercial and cultural ties between the UAE and Cyprus."
"The new route also offers excellent connecting opportunities in Abu Dhabi, helping to link Larnaca with Cypriot communities worldwide and our new service this month to Melbourne will benefit greatly with the start-up in June of flights from Cyprus."
The addition of Larnaca will bring to 13 the number of European destinations served by Etihad including: Athens, Brussels, Dublin, Frankfurt, Geneva, Istanbul, London, Manchester, Milan, Minsk, Munich, Paris.
Larnaca is situated on the southern coast of Cyprus and the city is the island's second largest commercial centre, close to the capital Nicosia and popular tourist resorts of Paphos and Limassol.
Etihad will operate a two-class Airbus A320 between Abu Dhabi and Larnaca, configured to carry 140 passengers with 20 seats in business class and 120 in economy class.
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About Etihad Airways
Etihad Airways flies 21 services a week from London Heathrow and seven flights per week from Manchester to its home base in Abu Dhabi.
Etihad Airways is the national airline of the United Arab Emirates based in the UAE's capital, Abu Dhabi. Currently Etihad Airways offers flights to 50 destinations in the Middle East, Europe, North America, Africa and Asia.
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