Etihad Airways is set to boost its services from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow by adding a fourth year-round daily service from October 27.
The new service introduces a mid-morning departure from Abu Dhabi and a late evening departure from London Heathrow and follows the introduction of additional seasonal services this summer, the airline said in a statement.
The airline added it will introduce a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on one of its four daily London services, configured with 299 seats.
Robin Kamark, chief commercial officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “The flagship Abu Dhabi to London route is tremendously popular with point-to-point business and leisure travellers, and those transiting beyond our hub and we recently boosted frequencies between the two cities to meet increased demand at peak travel times.
"Adding a fourth year-round flight will provide much needed capacity and optimised timings and easy connections to key destinations across the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia.
“The new service demonstrates our commitment to the crucially important UK market, and ensures we provide our customers with all the benefits of a next-generation fleet across all 42 weekly departures to and from the United Kingdom.”
In addition to the four daily flights into the UK capital, Etihad Airways also operates two daily Boeing 787 Dreamliner services between Abu Dhabi and Manchester.