Etihad Airways is offering travellers from Sri Lanka greater choice and more travel options to the GCC, Middle East and Europe with the launch of a third daily flight from Colombo, effective from June 1, 2016.

Timed to coincide with the peak summer travel months as many travellers head west, the new seasonal service will help cater for the surge in demand. The new flight EY263 departs Colombo at 19:50 hrs, arriving into Abu Dhabi at 23:00 hrs. The new return flight EY262 departs Abu Dhabi at 09:00 hrs, arriving into Colombo at 15:10 hrs. The extra schedule is effective until September 30. With the additional daily service, guests travelling through Etihad Airways’ Abu Dhabi hub are able to take advantage of more flight options to connect to an array of destinations across Europe, including London, Manchester, Paris, Dublin, Belgrade, Rome, Munich, Milan, Geneva, Madrid, Athens, Moscow, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Brussels and Istanbul.