LAHORE - Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, Thursday announced it would commence services to Dsseldorf in Germany from December 16, 2011. says a press release. Dsseldorf is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and is the airlines 71st destination. It will be connected to the airlines hub and home base in Abu Dhabi initially by four non-stop return services per week, rising to a daily service in mid-April 2012. The route will be served by an Airbus A330-300 series aircraft, in a three-class configuration. James Hogan, CEO of Etihad Airways, said: The new Dsseldorf services will connect the capital of the UAE with the Dsseldorf catchment area the second largest in Europe outside of London which also includes the eastern part of the Netherlands.