Etihad Airways will increase its daily service to the Maldives from Abu Dhabi to 11 frequencies a week.
The additional flights will take off on June 15 next year with a new early morning arrival designed to maximise time in resort.
The expansion from the daily operation will continue to see a two-class A320 aircraft on the route, offering 16 seats in business class and 120 in economy.
Etihad Airways chief executive Peter Baumgartner said: “We are increasing frequency to 11 flights a week in order to cater to growing demand on the route, and to provide our guests with more choice of flights so that they can make the most of their stay in the Maldives.”
Since launching the route in November 2011, Etihad Airways has flown more than 550,000 passengers to and from the Maldives.