Abu Dhabi: Etihad Airways this week commences its new schedule of daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Brisbane via Singapore.
To mark the occasion Etihad Airways will operate ‘Blue Moon Rising’ its Airbus A330-200 painted in Manchester City Football Club colours, on the commemorative flight on Friday. James Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, said the new daily service would add an extra 1,048 seats a week to the Abu Dhabi-Singapore-Brisbane route. Hogan said the airline was working closely with government and industry stakeholders in each market to ensure the route’s continuing success.
“In Queensland, for example, we have just signed a new marketing agreement with Tourism and Events Queensland to encourage more visitors from the Middle East, UK and Europe to holiday in the Sunshine State.”
Etihad Airways commenced three weekly flights to Brisbane and Singapore on September 28, 2007. The Queensland capital was the airline’s second destination in Australia and the 43rd in its global network.