The UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority signed a memorandum of understanding in Abu Dhabi with the Turkish aviation regulator.

Both parties agreed to increase traffic rights between Turkey and the capital of the UAE to five potential flights a week.

Etihad Airways, the Abu Dhabi-based carrier, does not currently fly to Turkey but is known to be looking at the country as a future destination. It has welcomed the agreement and said it will be considering adding Turkish destinations to its network.