The airline commenced operations to the Russian capital in December 2008 and since then has carried almost 200,000 travellers on the route.
Five weekly flights became a daily service in 2009, and seat load factors have increased in each year of operation.
James Hogan, Etihad Airways chief executive, said: “With the addition of a number of new network connections in 2011, we are on track to carry a record number of passengers on the Abu Dhabi-Moscow route this year.”
Etihad Airways - considered the World’s Leading Airline by the World Travel Awards - operates a two-cabin Airbus A320 aircraft between Abu Dhabi and Moscow. This configuration means 1,904 seats a week – 224 in Pearl Business, and 1,680 in Coral Economy.