Announcing its northern winter schedule at World Routes earlier, Abu Dhabi Airports Company confirmed it would offer eight per cent more flights when compared to last year.
For the period November 2011 to March 2012, travellers will be offered over 900 flights weekly from Abu Dhabi to five continents around the globe, with additional frequencies, newly launched airlines and destinations.
The new enriched schedule is a result of the joint efforts of Abu Dhabi Airports Company and its airline partners to offer efficient and quality services to all travellers from the airport through a wide selection of flights and frequencies with enhanced global connectivity.
This development comes as the airport prepares for the peak travel season during the months of October to January as Abu Dhabi hosts major international and local events including the 2011 Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in November
The Eid Al Adha and Hajj celebrations are also expected to generate a boost to traffic.
The 2011-2012 winter timetable includes Etihad Airways’ new destinations of Chengdu, Dusseldorf, Male and the Seychelles, as well as additional frequencies on existing routes, and enhanced schedules from Air India Express, Yemenia Airways and Saudi Arabian Airlines.
Moreover, Singapore Airways and Lufthansa have optimised their schedules, while another significant contributor to this growth, are this year are the new services from V Australia, Cathay Pacific and Czech Airlines which began during the Northern Summer schedules.
Ahmad Al Haddabi, chief operating officer, Abu Dhabi Airports Company, said: “As the Emirate of Abu Dhabi gears up for the busy coming months, with major international, local events and holidays taking place, Abu Dhabi Airports Company is continuously adapting its plans and developments to deliver services that would exceed the expectations and demands of its travellers and airlines partners equally.
“Saying this, we value the commitment of all our airlines to work with us in fulfilling this objective as they strive to increase their frequencies and launch new destinations to accommodate the market’s needs.”