Etihad to add more flights to Australia

Etihad to add more flights to Australia
Etihad Airways will add three weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and Sydney to operate a double-daily schedule from February 6, 2017.

By Staff Report

Published: Tue 20 Sep 2016, 8:06 PM

Last updated: Tue 20 Sep 2016, 10:08 PM

Etihad Airways will add three weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and Sydney to operate a double-daily schedule from February 6, 2017.

The morning departure from Abu Dhabi - EY450 - and the afternoon departure from Sydney - EY451 - will increase from four to seven flights per week. This enhancement to the airline's Sydney schedule comes with the move by partner Virgin Australia to shift its Australia to Abu Dhabi operation from Sydney to Perth from June 9, 2017.

Expanding the codeshare agreement, Etihad Airways will add its EY code to Virgin Australia's new three weekly Perth-Abu Dhabi flights. The combined impact of the additional Sydney capacity and new codeshare with Virgin Australia is an increase in the UAE carrier's Australian footprint from a total of 42 to 45 weekly flights.

To maintain schedule continuity, Etihad Airways will operate its three new weekly Sydney services at the same timings as Virgin Australia's current Sydney-Abu Dhabi flights.

- business@khaleejtimes.com




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