Etihad Airways new second daily service connects Melbourne to the World
ATP- Arab tourism portal- ABU DHABI,(WAM) – The launch this weekend of Etihad Airways second daily non-stop service will connect Melbourne with more of the world’s great cities and create new opportunities for international commerce and trade.
Etihad Airways flight EY462 will depart Abu Dhabi at 10:30am local time on Saturday 1 August and touch down in Melbourne at approximately 6.05am on Sunday 2 August. The return flight EY463 will depart Melbourne at 3:00pm on 2 August and arrive in Abu Dhabi at 11.05pm the same day.
The new service will be operated by a three-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with eight seats in First Class, 40 in Business Class and 280 in Economy Class. It complements the airline’s existing daily non-stop B777 flight between Melbourne and Abu Dhabi.
Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer James Hogan said the launch of the airline’s second daily flight would put Etihad Airways in its strongest ever competitive position in the Melbourne market.
"Becoming the only airline to offer double daily non-stop flights between Melbourne and the UAE clearly demonstrates our ongoing commitment to Victoria and exponentially increases the attractiveness of our customer proposition.
"From August 1 we will connect more international visitors to Melbourne from more markets in the Middle East and Europe and will offer Melbournians the convenience of two daily departures and one-stop connectivity to more than 50 great destinations.
"We also plan to boost our economic contribution to the state of Victoria through the airline’s successful freight division – Etihad Cargo. The addition of a second Boeing 777-300ER will double belly-hold cargo capacity between Melbourne and Abu Dhabi and provide new opportunities for bilateral trade with the UAE – Australia’s largest trading partner in the Middle East."