Holidays Away : Autumn Edition 2008
4 HOLIDAYS AWAY AUTUMN 2008 www.holidaysaway.net GOOD TIME GREAT VALUE! From only $209* Conditions apply. Rates valid during April school holidays and every weekend until 30/06/08. BOOK EARLY!! + = + Visit www.rydges.com for special offers on Family rooms Rydges World Square 389 Pitt Street SYDNEY BED B'FAST PARKING Stay overnight in a Studio Deluxe Suite with full Buffet Breakfast for 2 (In Mezzanine) and Complimentary Daily Car Parking. from $278* per night Experience a lifetime of luxury Etihad began flights from its Abu Dhabi home base to Sydney on 27 March 2007, followed in September by the launch of services to Brisbane. Since then, the airline has more than tripled the number of flights to Australia. Etihad's Australian services continue to perform well and have enjoyed an impressive start to 2008. On its Sydney and Brisbane routes, the airline achieved average seat factors of 88 and 71 per cent respectively during the first quarter of 2008, which covers the months of January, February and March. James Hogan, Etihad Airways' chief executive, said: "Sydney was our most successful launch and continues to be one of the strongest performing routes in our global network. As an Australian I am proud of the way Australians have supported our airline's venture into this exciting market. "Etihad has brought greater choice for Australian travellers in both ease of access to our 45 worldwide destinations as well as offering our award-winning in-flight product." More than 100,000 passengers have flown with the airline in a year and load factors have remained consistently above an impressive 80 per cent. To meet the growing demand, Etihad will increase its Sydney services from daily to 11 flights per week from 31 October 2008. Mr Hogan added: "This year looks set to be another strong year for Etihad in Australia and it promises to be as exciting as the last with a key highlight being further increases to our Sydney services. This will provide greater convenience and flexibility for business and leisure travellers alike." Etihad is the only airline from Australia offering one-stop services to Dublin, Brussels and Geneva. These emerging travel destinations bolster the airline's European network of traditional destinations such as London, Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, Manchester and Milan. Etihad's operations in Australia are just part of the airline's staggering success story. Earlier this year, the airline revealed its best ever passenger figures for 2007, a huge 67 per cent rise on the previous year. The national airline of the United Arab Emirates carried more than 4.6 million passengers during 2007 compared to 2.8 million in 2006. Meanwhile, Australian passengers will benefit from the airline's move to a new, dedicated airport terminal at Etihad's home base Abu Dhabi later this year. The new terminal will enhance Abu Dhabi's growing reputation as a key airport hub for travellers and provide a range of new lounges, restaurants and shopping outlets. Log on to www.etihadairways.com for more information or contact your local travel agent. www.holidaysaway.net Etihad Airways, the Abu Dhabi-based national airline of the UAE, is celebrating the first anniversary of its flights from Australia, a year which has seen the airline achieve soaring success. ETIHAD AIRWAYS CELEBRATES successful year in Australia www.holidaysaway.net Your key to finding your dream holiday in Australia and overseas If you're looking for a great holiday we can help you. Rural Press Limited's travel website www.holidaysaway.net brings together hundreds of great holiday offers from the leaders in domestic and international travel. Until now Holidays Away was only available to residents of regional NSW in a print version, five times a year. Now that it's online, it's available to all of Australia (and indeed the world) 24 hours a day, seven days a week! With regular updates and some great prizes to win www.holidaysaway.net is your answer to a great holiday here or abroad. It's quick and easy it is to book your next holiday on www.holidaysaway.net Browse through issues of HolidaysAway, click on the blue underlined website or email address and go directly to that site for more information or to make a booking or reservation online.
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