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Abu Dhabi flights will rise nearly 13% for summer

Abu Dhabi International Airport to see more than 900 weekly flights to over 80 destinations

Abu Dhabi flights will rise nearly 13% for summer
Abu Dhabi International Airport.

The number of flights from Abu Dhabi International Airport during the summer are set to increase by nearly 13 percent compared to the same period in 2010.

Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) announced its summer flight schedule on Sunday which shows the airport will be operating more than 900 weekly scheduled flights, connecting to more than 80 destinations in nearly 50 countries.

While the expansion of Etihad Airways is a factor, new airlines will also be launching services from the UAE capital including V Australia and Cathay Pacific.

In the new timetable for summer 2011, ADIA's top international routes are Muscat with 75 and Doha with 71 scheduled weekly frequencies, followed by London, Kuwait and Bahrain.

Ahmad Al Haddabi, senior vice president of Airports Operation, ADAC, said: "The new summer season flight schedule offers our passengers a larger selection of destinations, airlines and flights, while further enhancing the connectivity at Abu Dhabi International Airport."

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