Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will introduce daily A380 services between Abu Dhabi and Melbourne on 1 June 2016. The superjumbo will operate one of the airline’s twice daily Abu Dhabi-Melbourne services, replacing one of the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft currently operating on the route. It will also bring to Melbourne The Residence by Etihad, the airline’s luxurious private three-room suite in the sky, as well as ground breaking product and service innovations in all cabins.
Etihad Airways’ double daily service from Melbourne provides travellers from Victoria access to more than 900 weekly connections in 50 markets across the Gulf region, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Etihad Airways’ unique A380s can carry 496 passengers in a four-class configuration – The Residence, First Apartments, Business Studios and Economy Smart Seats.