Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates national air carrier, will increase the number of the flights from Abu Dhabi to Athens. Instead of the previous seven the flights will now be ten a week as of July 2. At the same time, the company announced it boosts its cooperation with Aegean Airlines. Aegean Airlines will commence a four-times-a-week service between Athens and Abu Dhabi starting May 28. Beyond Athens, Etihad Airways will also place its flight code on Aegean Airlines-operated flights to 16 Greek destinations, including the islands of Crete, Rhodes and Santorini and to 10 cities across Europe, among them, Larnaca, Madrid and Sofia. Aegean Airlines will offer new codeshare routes (A3) between Athens and seven destinations across the Gulf region, Australia and South Africa, including Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Bahrain, Kuwait and Johannesburg. Etihad Airways will also place its flight code on the new Aegean Airlines flights to Barcelona.