Etihad goes daily on Brisbane route

Along with partner Virgin Australia, Abu Dhabi carrier now operates 28 flights to Australia
Etihad goes daily on Brisbane route
By Sara Anabtawi
Thu 16 Aug 2012 12:27 PM

Abu Dhabi-based carrier Etihad Airways will increase its flights to Brisbane from three-times-a-week to a daily service starting 1 February next year. 

The move will bring the total number of flights that Etihad Airways operates between Australia and Abu Dhabi, along with partner airline Virgin Australia, to 28. Etihad has a 5 percent stake in Virgin Australia.

The additional four services will continue to operate via Singapore in both directions.

“Going daily to Brisbane and Singapore puts Etihad Airways in a stronger competitive position and will increase the airline’s brand footprint exponentially in these markets,” said CEO James Hogan.

Etihad began flying to Australia in March 2007, operating services to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The company says 2.2m passengers have been carried between the UAE capital and those three cities over the past five years.

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