Etihad fly past celebrates Sydney Opera House birthday

  • Share via facebook
  • Tweet this
  • Bookmark and Share

An Etihad Airways Airbus A340-600 on Sunday performed a low-altitude aerial salute to Sydney Opera House as part of the iconic venue’s 40th birthday celebrations.

The aircraft operating the commemorative flight flew at approximately 2,000 feet over the World Heritage-listed venue and along the Sydney Harbour foreshore.

The fly past was watched by more than 10,000 who had gathered at Sydney Opera House for a special Cake and A Song event.

James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ president and CEO, said: “As a partner of Sydney Opera House we are delighted to be part of its 40th birthday celebrations.

“On behalf of the Etihad Airways’ 16,500 staff worldwide, I extend our best wishes to the Government of New South Wales, Sydney Opera House Trust, and the people of Sydney on this special occasion.

“We are immensely proud to be the official international airline of Sydney Opera House and to support its mission to create, produce and present the most acclaimed, imaginative and engaging performing arts experiences from Australia and around the world.”

The Abu Dhabi-based airline is a major partner of the world-renowned performing arts venue which is famously located at Bennelong Point on the Sydney Harbour foreshore. Its sponsorship of Sydney Opera House is the airline’s most valuable and most significant arts and cultural investment worldwide.

Related:
Companies
Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

  • No comments yet, be the first!

Enter the words above: Enter the numbers you hear:

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
Playing by the numbers: Saudi Arabian Airlines

Playing by the numbers: Saudi Arabian Airlines

Why is Saudia only mentioned as an afterthought when one talks...

Ports of change

Ports of change

Investment in ports in the GCC region is at a record high, as...

Crowded skies in the Middle East

Crowded skies in the Middle East

Aviation experts give their suggestions on how to solve the Middle...

Most Popular
Most Discussed
  • 14
    ‘How my Dubai mortgage landed me in a police cell’

    I live in the UAE for 10 years. I have had friends flee the country for similar cases. Since no change occurred in the banking system, incidents like this... more

    Thursday, 30 October 2014 9:06 PM - Awi
  • 9
    Do you actually own your house?

    This is unbelievable from Nakheel. In a case where we want landscape our garden with some tiles and grass costing around 12500, Nakheel is demanding a... more

    Thursday, 30 October 2014 9:06 PM - skp
  • 3
    Most Dubai rents continue to fall in Q3, says regulator

    I am curious to see what happens when all those who bought in this mini-boom phase of 2013 come out to sell. Furthermore I am curious to see the effects... more

    Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:49 PM - LordLands