Etihad Airways to expand operations to Italy with the addition of a daily service between Abu Dhabi and Venice, October 30 onwards.

With this, it will operate 35 weekly flights in and out of Italy along with its codeshare partner — Alitalia.

Etihad Airways already operates double daily services to Rome and Milan.

“Launching our service to Venice further supports a very popular passenger route between Italy, our Abu Dhabi hub and onwards throughout Etihad Airways’ growing network, as far afield as Australia. Together with our codeshare and equity partner Alitalia, we are also strengthening the significant trade relationship between Italy and the UAE,” says Kevin Knight, chief strategy and planning officer at Etihad Airways.

It will operate an A319 on the Abu Dhabi-Venice route, with 16 business and 90 economy class seats.