For the time being, Etihad Airways has decided against adding more flights to Australia, despite the fact that Australia has been a good market. The airline currently operates 21 flights into Australia, including 11 flights to Sydney, seven flights to Melbourne, and three flights to Brisbane. James Hogan, chief executive of Etihad Airways, says that the airline is still interested in increasing the Brisbane flights to daily and adding flights to Perth.
On Tuesday, while attending the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) annual general meeting, Hogan stated that Etihad will be adding South America to their list of destinations next year, as well as adding flights to Africa both this year and next. He said they are focusing their capacity on other markets at the present time. The airline has new Airbus A380s on order for 2014 and these aircraft are in reserve for service to Sydney and Melbourne.
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