Etihad boosts Maldives summer flight frequency" alt="" width="299" height="199" align="right" class="newsArticleImage"> Improved air access to the Maldives is being made available this summer with additional Etihad Airways flights.

Four additional weekly flights have been scheduled on the Abu Dhabi to Malé route, increasing frequency to 11 services a week between July 1 and September 17.

The extra flights will operate every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The capacity increase will cater to high demand during the peak summer season with a two-class Airbus A320 operating the route, with 16 business and 120 economy seats.

Overall connectivity to and from key points in Europe will increase via Abu Dhabi and new two-way connectivity will be established from cities such as Edinburgh, Jeddah, Madrid, Moscow and Zurich.

Etihad Airways has carried more than 450,000 passengers on the route in the pa