Etihad Airways, the nationwide airline of the UAE, will improve its Melbourne and Sydney providers from 5 per week to day by day from March 27, 2022, providing 14 weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and Australia.
The brand new day by day providers shall be operated utilizing a fleet of Boeing 787 plane in a two-cabin configuration and have been timed to supply travellers a mixture of morning and night departures that present handy two-way connectivity to Europe, the Center East and Africa.
With the brand new flights and thru the airline’s codeshare partnership with Virgin Australia, enterprise and leisure travellers may have entry to connecting choices on a single ticket to over 80 routes on Virgin Australia’s rising home community.
The extra flights can even improve cargo capability between Abu Dhabi and Australia to 240 tonnes per week, supporting the circulation of worldwide commerce to and from the states of Victoria and New South Wales and constructing on the important airfreight providers that Etihad Airways has supplied all through the pandemic.
Sarah Constructed, Vice President Gross sales, Australia and New Zealand at Etihad Airways, stated: “Etihad is happy to ramp up providers to Melbourne and Sydney on the finish of March, and it’s the right timing given the reopening of Australia’s borders and Etihad celebrating 15 years of operations to Australia.
“Etihad’s mixed double-daily flights to jap Australia will increase very important commerce and tourism ties whereas offering friends with handy journey choices to Abu Dhabi and past to the remainder of Etihad’s community.
“Near 900,000 travellers flew with Etihad to and from Australia in 2019, with Melbourne and Sydney each being a few of the best-performing routes in Etihad’s international community, and Etihad is assured that the market will proceed to recuperate as Covid-19 recedes.”