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Etihad non-stop from Abu Dhabi to Perth

Staff writer |
Etihad Airways commenced daily, non-stop services between Perth and Abu Dhabi. The inaugural flight EY486 touched down at Perth International Airport where it was greeted by a water cannon salute and a Welcome to Country ceremony by the local Indigenous community.

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Perth, the capital of Western Australia, is Etihad Airways’ fourth Australian gateway alongside Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. The new daily flights bring to 351 the total number of weekly services the airline offers between Australia and Abu Dhabi.

The new Perth flights offer an attractive and compelling proposition for travellers to and from the GCC countries, Middle East, Africa, Europe and USA with the convenience of one stop in Abu Dhabi. Cities such as Cairo, Dublin, London, Manchester, Doha, Jeddah, Beirut and New York will now be linked seamlessly with the Western Australian capital.

Virgin Australia will also place its VA code on Etihad Airways’ Perth-Abu Dhabi flights. The Perth route will be operated by an Airbus A330-200 aircraft with 262 seats: 22 seats in Pearl Business Class and 240 in Coral Economy Class.

Etihad will also expand its United States network to six destinations with the launch of a San Francisco service on 18 November 2014.

Daily flights will be operated to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) using a three-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft leased from its strategic partner Jet Airways, offering a total of eight seats in First Class, 30 seats in Business Class and 308 seats in Economy Class, Etihad Airways said.

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