Etihad Airways is offering a greater choice of flights and 'improved' connections as part of its winter 2009 / 2010 schedule.

It has a new service to Hyderabad in India and additional services to Athens, Istanbul, Beirut, Cairo, and Kathmandu.

The new winter flying programme starts on Sunday, October 25 and by January 2010, will be almost 15 per cent larger than the same period last year with 950 flights planned to operate each week.

The new flights to Hyderabad from November 2009 will join Chicago and Cape Town as the airline’s newest routes.

James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ chief executive, said: “The winter programme for 2009 / 2010 demonstrates our commitment to provide greater depth to the Etihad Airways global flight network. The increased frequencies will provide air travellers with a greater choice of flights into and out of Abu Dhabi and better connectivity with the rest of our network.”

Among the highlights of the schedule are increased flights to Etihad’s new Mediterranean destinations of Athens and Istanbul. Flights to the Greek capital will rise from three per week to five from November 1 and then daily from January 1 2010. Istanbul flights will increase from four flights a week to five from November 1.

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