Etihad Airways plans to use a new Airbus A380 to replace the Boeing 777-300ER on its 2X-daily Abu Dhabi-Melbourne service from June 2016. Etihad CEO James Hogan said the service will boost capacity by 2,370 seats from 9,120 seats a week. “Demand for our second daily service is already exceeding our expectations. Deploying the 496-seat A380 [to Melbourne] will enable us to accelerate our growth ... particularly in business class,” he said. The move will also allow passengers to ...

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