Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates’ national airline, has added a daily, nonstop flight between Abu Dhabi and Brisbane.
The new flight, EY484, leaves Abu Dhabi at 10 p.m. and arrives in Brisbane at 5:50 pm the next day. The returning flight, EY 485, leaves Brisbane at 9:35 p.m. and arrives in Abu Dhabi at 6 a.m. the next day.
This addition to the company’s schedule makes travel for business, tourism and other occasions easier.
“The commencement of daily nonstop Dreamliner services enables us to offer our strongest ever customer proposition on the Brisbane–Abu Dhabi route and represents a significant investment in the Queensland market,” Etihad Airways CEO and President James Hogan said. “By retiming our Brisbane-Abu Dhabi flights with evening departures in both directions and removing the stop in Singapore, we can now offer guests the convenience of shorter travel times and two-way connectivity to more than 30 destinations in the (Gulf Cooperation Council), Middle East, Africa and Europe.
“Our nonstop flights also offer improved connectivity from regional Queensland and guests can now connect seamlessly with Etihad Airways’ evening Brisbane services by flying with partner airline Virgin Australia from 13 towns and cities across the state,” Hogan said. “From a guest experience perspective, the unique features of the Dreamliner aircraft have enabled us to customize it with the most innovative and sophisticated cabins. Brisbane travelers will be among the first in the world to experience the unparalleled comfort and luxury of this ground-breaking aircraft.”