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Etihad to provide bigger plane for Christmas flights between Abu Dhabi and Manchester

Etihad Airways has announced that it will be providing a larger aircraft for passengers taking holidays to Abu Dhabi over the busy Christmas period. The airline will upgrade the aircraft for one of its twice daily flights between Manchester and the United Arab Emirate from a 262 seat Airbus A330-200 to a 412 seat Boeing 777-300ER.

Etihad to provide bigger plane for Christmas flights between Abu Dhabi and Manchester

Etihad Airways will be upgrading one of its twice daily flights between Manchester and Abu Dhabi to keep up with the demand over the Christmas period.

The airline will be replacing its 262 seat Airbus A330-200 with a 412 seat Boeing 777-300ER so more it can accommodate more passengers flying to Abu Dhabi from Manchester.

Etihad Airways will operate the flights to Abu Dhabi on the bigger plane throughout the month of December and the airline will also introduce a selection of holiday packages to the sunny emirate.

"We are delighted to welcome the increased winter capacity at Manchester Airport to Abu Dhabi and beyond. Since launching, the route has proved to be incredibly popular with passengers and we are sure the larger aircraft will perform very well."

Stated a spokesperson from Manchester Airport.

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and a popular holiday destination for UK tourists.

In Abu Dhabi, tourists can enjoy access to a wide range of attractions, such as Khalifa Park, Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the Marina Mall, and the Abu Dhabi Mall. The waterfront, vast sandy beaches, world-class golf courses and verdant green parks are perfect for family activities and relaxation away from the bustling city.

The emirate has many upscale globally-branded Abu Dhabi hotels where visitors can enjoy luxury holidays in Abu Dhabi including Park Rotana, Kempinski, Rocco Forte, Park Hyatt and Fairmont.

Saadiyat Island is also a popular new business and tourist destination, located on 27 square-kilometres of land, 500m of the coast of Abu Dhabi.

Etihad Airways is Abu Dhabi's national air carrier and the airline is also the official sponsor of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix until 2015. The carrier offers flights to more than 73 destinations across the world including Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, France, Germany, Russia, Canada, the United States, China, Japan, India, the Middle East, Thailand, South Africa and the Seychelles.

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