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Etihad Airways poised to double flights to Manchester

Abu Dhabi-based carrier will start flying twice a day on UK route from August 1

Etihad Airways poised to double flights to Manchester
Etihad Airways.

Etihad Airways is planning to double its number of flights between Abu Dhabi and Manchester, it was reported on Tuesday.

The UAE's national airline will start flying twice a day on the route from August 1, the UK-based Air and Business Travel News reported.

Etihad had previously announced plans to expand from seven to 10 flights per week this summer.

James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ CEO, said in comments published by the website: “Etihad’s Manchester service has been a key part of our network for five years.

“The frequency increase illustrates how Etihad has firmly established itself in the North West of England.”

Last year, Etihad opened a new lounge for first and business class passengers travelling from Manchester.

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