Wed 26-04-2017 13:14 PM

Etihad Airways A380 goes double daily to Sydney

ABU DHABI, 26th April, 2017 (WAM) -- Etihad Airways today announced that all 14 weekly flights on the popular Abu Dhabi – Sydney route will be operated with its A380 aircraft, effective from 29th October.

The current daily A380 Sydney flights will be joined by a second daily superjumbo service, upgraded from a 328-seat Boeing 777-300ER. The announcement comes as Etihad Airways marks the 10th anniversary of flying to Sydney, its first Australian destination.

Commenting on the announcement, Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer, said, "Sydney is one of our busiest and best performing long-haul routes where we have experienced increased demand, particularly in our premium cabins, since the launch 10 years ago.

"By introducing the A380 on the second daily flight, we are able to ensure our flagship product is on all of the Sydney services each week. The upgrade of this service will help fulfil growing demand, benefiting travellers to and from Abu Dhabi, and across Etihad Airways’ global network."

[Image caption: Etihad Airways' First Apartment on the A380. Photo courtesy: Etihad]