UAE airline company Etihad Airways has launched a flight from Abu Dhabi to Toronto via Brussels. <i>Gulf News</i> reports that Etihad Airways will provide three weekly flights to Canada and Belgium, further enforcing the airline's ambitious growth plans and linking the UAE with major international destinations. With the Toronto flight, Etihad Airlines is providing one of the shortest connecting routes between the Middle East and North America. Etihad Airways flight EY501 departs from Abu Dhabi for Brussels at 1.05pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and then leave Brussels at 6.50pm to land in Toronto at 9.30pm. Etihad is also planning to add New York as a destination in 2006.