Etihad Airways to fly Bangkok-Sydney leg to clear Qantas passenger backlog

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, said today it would operate three Abu Dhabi-Bangkok-Sydney return services (subject to government approval) to help clear the passenger backlog on the route resulting from the Qantas dispute.

The services will operate on November 1, 2 and 3.

The Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, James Hogan, said Bangkok was a particularly popular leisure destination, and the airline was looking to help people at both ends of their journey – those with holidays booked who needed to get to Thailand, and those needing to return home.

“We have also been in contact with travel management companies and tour operators in Australia, Europe and the UK, who are looking for seats to get their customers home to Australia, and we are doing everything possible to help them by offering capacity at competitive fares.

“Any sudden loss of capacity causes huge disruption. Our goal is to help travellers through the confusion and get them flying with as much ease as we can.”
Etihad Airways operates 24 weekly flights from Australia to the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and North America via its hub in Abu Dhabi. This includes double daily flights from Sydney, daily flights from Melbourne and three weekly flights from Brisbane. It offers connections to and from other Australian cities and towns in conjunction with its partner Virgin Australia.

For information or to book an Etihad Airways flight, contact the Etihad Airways guest contact centre in Australia on 1800 998 995 or go to

Source = Etihad Airways
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