Etihad to launch flights to Melbourne in 2009.Summary: Etihad Airways Etihad Airways (Arabic: الإتحاد, ʼal-ʻitiħād) is the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates. Etihad is based in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE. will launch non-stop daily services from its Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi (ä`b thä`bē, zä–, dä–), Arab. Abu Zabi, sheikhdom (1995 pop. 928,360), c. home-base to Melbourne, Australia from March 2009.
Melbourne, which has a population of nearly four million people and is the capital of the Australian state Noun 1. Australian state - one of the several states constituting Australia
province, state - the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation; "his state is in the deep south" of Victoria, will become the third destination in the country to be served by Etihad.
Etihad to launch flights to Melbourne in 2009
Etihad Airways will launch non-stop daily services from its Abu Dhabi home-base to Melbourne, Australia from March 2009.
Melbourne, which has a population of nearly four million people and is the capital of the Australian state of Victoria, will become the third destination in the country to be served by Etihad.
James Hogan, Etihad AirwaysCO chief executive officer, said: C[pounds sterling]Since the successful launch of our services to Sydney and Brisbane, we have been particularly eager to spread our wings and expand our Australian operations even further. I hope that our new Melbourne flights will also prove to be a winner for both commercial and leisure traveller alike.C[yen]
C[pounds sterling]Etihad looks forward to opening up further trade and holiday-maker traffic business in both the UAE (Uninterruptible Application Error) The name given to a crash in Windows 3.0. In subsequent versions of Windows, a crash was called a "General Protection Fault," "Application Error" or "Illegal Operation." See crash in Windows and abend. and Australia by creating direct links between Abu Dhabi and Melbourne.C[yen]
The UAE is Australia's second-largest commercial market in the Gulf region. During 2006-7, Australia's exports to the UAE increased 45 per cent to reach Dhs 8.5 billion, while imports from the UAE rose 162.3 per cent to Dhs 6 billion of which Dhs 5.3 billion was crude oil. In the same period, bilateral trade between the UAE and Australia exceeded Dhs 14.6 billion.
The Australian Embassy in Abu Dhabi estimates there are around nearly 15,000 Australian nationals and more than 300 Australian companies This is a list of companies from Australia.
Many Australian companies have been taken over by foreign interests in recent years, so some of the formerly 'quintessentially Australian' brand names are in fact owned by American or Japanese mega corporations. in the UAE. Around a third of all Middle East tourists to Australia are from the UAE.
The activities of Australian companies in the UAE include building and construction, financial and banking services, education and training services, sports and recreation, health services health services Managed care The benefits covered under a health contract and oil field supplies. Melbourne follows the introduction of highly successful Sydney and Brisbane route launches in 2007 by Etihad. Within its first year of Australian operations, the airline tripled flights to and from Australia and carried more than 100,000 passengers.
The airline announced recently that from October it will increase its Abu Dhabi to Sydney flights from seven to 11 per week.
Etihad Airways becomes the first international airline during the last two years to start flights into Melbourne.
His Excellency HIS EXCELLENCY. A title given by the constitution of Massachusetts to the governor of that commonwealth. Const. part 2, c. 2, s. 1, art. 1. This title is customarily given to the governors of the other states, whether it be the official designation in their constitutions and laws or not. Jeremy Bruer, the Australian Ambassador to the UAE, said: C[pounds sterling]This announcement is great news for the UAE and Australia and will, ICOm sure, be warmly welcomed by the business community and leisure travellers in both countries.
C[pounds sterling]EtihadCOs flights to Sydney and Brisbane have proved incredibly popular and I have little doubt that the airlineCOs latest service between Abu Dhabi and Melbourne will prove equally successful. The airline should be congratulated for the significant contribution it has already made to strengthen ties between our two nations.C[yen]
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Woodruff attended the hometown University of Tennessee where in 1993 he won the NCAA single's title. , chief executive officer of Melbourne Airport Melbourne Airport (also known as Tullamarine Airport) (IATA: MEL, ICAO: YMML) is to the north of the city, adjacent to the suburb of Tullamarine, Victoria, Australia. , added: C[pounds sterling]Victoria has established itself as an attractive destination for business, trade and tourism. The new services represent the opportunities and growth potential that this vibrant state has to offer to world-class airlines such as Etihad Airways.C[yen]
The news follows the recent announcement by Etihad at the Farnborough International Airshow that the airline is to order 100 new Airbus and Boeing wide and narrow body aircraft at list prices of US $22 billion, for delivery between 2011 and 2020.
The airline remains on track to achieve its 2008 target of carrying six million passengers and increase to 50 the number of destinations on its growing global network by the end of the year.
In the next few months, the carrier will begin new services from Abu Dhabi to Kozhikode (Calicut) and Chennai (Madras Madras.
1 State and former province, India: see Tamil Nadu.
2 City, India: see Chennai. ) in India, Minsk in Belarus, Moscow in Russia and Almaty in Kazakhstan.
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