Etihad adds daily Brisbane-Singapore lift

Etihad Airways launched a new schedule of daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Brisbane via Singapore of Feb. 1, 2013 and to mark the occasion, the carrier operated “Blue Moon Rising,” its Airbus A330-200 painted in Manchester City Football Club colours. James Hogan, president and CEO of Etihad Airways, said the new daily service would add an extra 1,048 seats a week to the Abu Dhabi-Singapore-Brisbane route. Said Hogan: “The additional capacity puts Etihad Airways in a stronger than ever position in the Singapore and Australian markets. It enables us to compete on a more level playing field than in the past.” Go to for additional information.