Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will launch daily non-stop flights between the UAE capital Abu Dhabi and the city of Perth in Western Australia from July 15, 2014.
The flights will use an Airbus A330-200 aircraft with 262 seats – 22 seats in Pearl Business Class and 240 in Coral Economy Class.
The flights to Perth will bring the total number of flights by the airline to Australia to 35 per week. Etihad currently also operates double daily flights from Abu Dhabi to Sydney and daily flights from Abu Dhabi to Melbourne and Brisbane.
In North America, Etihad operates flights between Abu Dhabi and the cities of Toronto, Chicago, New York (JFK) and Washington, D.C. (Dulles).
From Abu Dhabi, passengers can connect to flights to over 90 destinations covered by Etihad in Australia, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
Etihad also codeshares with its partner Virgin Australia to many Western Australia destinations, including Albany, Broome, Busselton, Derby, Esperance, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, and Kununurra, opening up travel to the popular (but remote) tourist destinations for vacationers from North America who choose to fly east to Australia.