Etihad to start Perth / Abu Dhabi services using Airbus A330-200 from 15 July 2014

A6-EYI Airbus A330-243 (MSN 730) of Etihad, at Manchester Airport, UK - 22 August 2012.
A6-EYI Airbus A330-243 (MSN 730) of Etihad, at Manchester Airport, UK – 22 August 2012.
Photo © Ian Moy

13 December 2013 © David Eyre

Etihad Airways is to operate daily flights between Perth and Abu Dhabi from 15 July 2014.

The flights will use Airbus A330-200 aircraft, configured with 22 Business Class and 240 Economy Class seats.

Etihad CEO James Hogan has mentioned services to Perth a number of times in the past, with the 2014 timeframe first mentioned at a press conference in August 2011. It was reported in October 2013 that the airline was planning to commence services in February 2014.

Etihad currently holds a 20% stake in Virgin Australia (to be increased to 21.2%) and has a partnership arrangement, enabling Virgin Australia travellers to book a single ticket from WA towns to Perth with Virgin and then internationally with Etihad, whilst still earning Velocity frequent flyer points. Qantas has a similar partnership with Emirates.

A full fleet list of Etihad’s A330-200 aircraft is available in our Airline Lists – Foreign .

Schedule is as follows:

  • From 15 July 2014 (Airbus A330-200): EY486 arr Perth 13.10 / EY487 dep Perth 15.55

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

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