Final Etihad Airbus A330-200 service to Perth: 1 June 2016

1 June 2016 © David Eyre

Today marked Etihad’s last Airbus A330-200 service between Abu Dhabi and Perth, before the airline switched to their new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

A6-EYI, which wears the ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi’ livery, had the honour of flying the final EY486/EY487 A330 service.

It took off from Abu Dhabi at 11:33pm on 31 May 2016 Abu Dhabi time (3:33am on 1 June Perth time) and after a flight time of 10 hours 29 minutes, landed on runway 06 at Perth at 2:02pm (Perth time), and parked at Bay 150, Terminal 1.

The return flight to Abu Dhabi took off from Perth’s runway 03 at 5:15pm on 1 June 2016, and after a flight time of 11 hours 15 minutes, arrived at Abu Dhabi at 12:30am on 2 June 2016 (4:30am Perth time).

Etihad commenced services to Perth from Abu Dhabi on 16 July 2014, with the initial service flown by an Airbus A340-600, but the Airbus A330-200 normally operated the service.

The first (unplanned) Etihad Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner service occurred on 30 May 2016, when the scheduled A330 had a technical issue and was substituted by a 787. The official commencement of Etihad’s regular 787 services to Perth was on 2 June 2016.

A6-EYI Airbus A330-243 (MSN 730) of Etihad, at Perth Airport – 1 June 2016. Making the final scheduled flight to Perth by an Etihad A330, about to land on runway 06 at 1:59 pm. Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
A6-EYI Airbus A330-243 (MSN 730) of Etihad, at Perth Airport – 1 June 2016.
Making the final scheduled flight to Perth by an Etihad A330, about to land on runway 06 at 1:59 pm.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
A6-EYI Airbus A330-243 (MSN 730) of Etihad, at Perth Airport – 1 June 2016. Making the final scheduled flight to Perth by an Etihad A330, about to land on runway 06 at 1:59 pm. Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
A6-EYI Airbus A330-243 (MSN 730) of Etihad, at Perth Airport – 1 June 2016.
Making the final scheduled flight to Perth by an Etihad A330, about to land on runway 06 at 1:59 pm.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
A6-EYI Airbus A330-243 (MSN 730) of Etihad, at Perth Airport – Wed 1 June 2016. Making the final scheduled Etihad A330-200 service to Perth, before the airline switched to the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Flight EY487 to Abu Dhabi is seen here taxying past Terminal 1 Domestic at 5:08 pm, towards runway 03. Photo © David Eyre
A6-EYI Airbus A330-243 (MSN 730) of Etihad, at Perth Airport – Wed 1 June 2016.
Making the final scheduled Etihad A330-200 service from Perth, before the airline switched to the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Flight EY487 to Abu Dhabi is seen here taxying past Terminal 1 Domestic at 5:08 pm, towards runway 03.
Photo © David Eyre
A6-EYI Airbus A330-243 (MSN 730) of Etihad, at Perth Airport – Wed 1 June 2016. The final scheduled Etihad A330-200 service from Perth, before the airline switched to the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Flight EY487 to Abu Dhabi is seen here taxying towards runway 03 at 5:12 pm. Photo © David Eyre
A6-EYI Airbus A330-243 (MSN 730) of Etihad, at Perth Airport – Wed 1 June 2016.
The final scheduled Etihad A330-200 service from Perth, before the airline switched to the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Flight EY487 to Abu Dhabi is seen here taxying towards runway 03 at 5:12 pm.
Photo © David Eyre
A6-EYI Airbus A330-243 (MSN 730) of Etihad, at Perth Airport – 1 June 2016. Making the final scheduled flight to Perth by an Etihad A330, lining up for departure at 5:10 pm. Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
A6-EYI Airbus A330-243 (MSN 730) of Etihad, at Perth Airport – 1 June 2016.
Making the final scheduled flight to Perth by an Etihad A330, lining up for departure at 5:10 pm.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
A6-EYI Airbus A330-243 (MSN 730) of Etihad, at Perth Airport – Wed 1 June 2016. The final scheduled Etihad A330-200 service from Perth, before the airline switched to the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Flight EY487 to Abu Dhabi is seen here lining up on runway 03 for take-off at 5:13 pm. Photo © David Eyre
A6-EYI Airbus A330-243 (MSN 730) of Etihad, at Perth Airport – Wed 1 June 2016.
The final scheduled Etihad A330-200 service from Perth, before the airline switched to the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Flight EY487 to Abu Dhabi is seen here lining up on runway 03 for take-off at 5:13 pm.
Photo © David Eyre
A6-EYI Airbus A330-243 (MSN 730) of Etihad, at Perth Airport – Wed 1 June 2016. The final scheduled Etihad A330-200 service from Perth, before the airline switched to the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Flight EY487 to Abu Dhabi is seen here lining up on runway 03 for take-off at 5:13 pm. Photo © David Eyre
A6-EYI Airbus A330-243 (MSN 730) of Etihad, at Perth Airport – Wed 1 June 2016.
The final scheduled Etihad A330-200 service from Perth, before the airline switched to the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Flight EY487 to Abu Dhabi is seen here lining up on runway 03 for take-off at 5:13 pm.
Photo © David Eyre
A6-EYI Airbus A330-243 (MSN 730) of Etihad, at Perth Airport – Wed 1 June 2016. The final scheduled Etihad A330-200 service from Perth, before the airline switched to the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Flight EY487 to Abu Dhabi is seen here lining up on runway 03 for take-off at 5:13 pm. Photo © David Eyre
A6-EYI Airbus A330-243 (MSN 730) of Etihad, at Perth Airport – Wed 1 June 2016.
The final scheduled Etihad A330-200 service from Perth, before the airline switched to the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Flight EY487 to Abu Dhabi is seen here lining up on runway 03 for take-off at 5:13 pm.
Photo © David Eyre
A6-EYI Airbus A330-243 (MSN 730) of Etihad, at Perth Airport – 1 June 2016. Making the final scheduled flight to Perth by an Etihad A330, lining up for departure at 5:10 pm. Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
A6-EYI Airbus A330-243 (MSN 730) of Etihad, at Perth Airport – 1 June 2016.
Making the final scheduled flight to Perth by an Etihad A330, lining up for departure at 5:10 pm.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
A6-EYI Airbus A330-243 (MSN 730) of Etihad, at Perth Airport – Wed 1 June 2016. The final scheduled Etihad A330-200 service from Perth, before the airline switched to the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Flight EY487 to Abu Dhabi taking off from runway 03 at 5:14 pm. Photo © David Eyre
A6-EYI Airbus A330-243 (MSN 730) of Etihad, at Perth Airport – Wed 1 June 2016.
The final scheduled Etihad A330-200 service from Perth, before the airline switched to the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Flight EY487 to Abu Dhabi taking off from runway 03 at 5:14 pm.
Photo © David Eyre
A6-EYI Airbus A330-243 (MSN 730) of Etihad, at Perth Airport – Wed 1 June 2016. The final scheduled Etihad A330-200 service from Perth, before the airline switched to the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Flight EY487 to Abu Dhabi taking off from runway 03 at 5:14 pm. Photo © David Eyre
A6-EYI Airbus A330-243 (MSN 730) of Etihad, at Perth Airport – Wed 1 June 2016.
The final scheduled Etihad A330-200 service from Perth, before the airline switched to the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Flight EY487 to Abu Dhabi taking off from runway 03 at 5:14 pm.
Photo © David Eyre
A6-EYI Airbus A330-243 (MSN 730) of Etihad, at Perth Airport – Wed 1 June 2016. The final scheduled Etihad A330-200 service from Perth, before the airline switched to the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Flight EY487 to Abu Dhabi taking off from runway 03 at 5:14 pm. Photo © David Eyre
A6-EYI Airbus A330-243 (MSN 730) of Etihad, at Perth Airport – Wed 1 June 2016.
The final scheduled Etihad A330-200 service from Perth, before the airline switched to the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Flight EY487 to Abu Dhabi taking off from runway 03 at 5:14 pm.
Photo © David Eyre
A6-EYI Airbus A330-243 (MSN 730) of Etihad, at Perth Airport – Wed 1 June 2016. The final scheduled Etihad A330-200 service from Perth, before the airline switched to the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Flight EY487 to Abu Dhabi, taking off from runway 03 at 5:14 pm. Photo © David Eyre
A6-EYI Airbus A330-243 (MSN 730) of Etihad, at Perth Airport – Wed 1 June 2016.
The final scheduled Etihad A330-200 service from Perth, before the airline switched to the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Flight EY487 to Abu Dhabi, taking off from runway 03 at 5:14 pm.
Photo © David Eyre
A6-EYI Airbus A330-243 (MSN 730) of Etihad, at Perth Airport – Wed 1 June 2016. The final scheduled Etihad A330-200 service from Perth, before the airline switched to the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Flight EY487 to Abu Dhabi, taking off from runway 03 at 5:15 pm. Photo © David Eyre
A6-EYI Airbus A330-243 (MSN 730) of Etihad, at Perth Airport – Wed 1 June 2016.
The final scheduled Etihad A330-200 service from Perth, before the airline switched to the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Flight EY487 to Abu Dhabi, taking off from runway 03 at 5:15 pm.
Photo © David Eyre