Why does Etihad not fly to Adelaide?

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Shoudy Chen


Member since 13 Jun 2015

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Why does Etihad not fly to Adelaide???


Air New Zealand - Airpoints

Member since 31 Oct 2016

Total posts 206

You'd have to ask Etihad. 

I suspect it may have something to do with two other ME carriers flying to the fairly small (comparitively) market that is ADL. 


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 15 Mar 2016

Total posts 117

QR have struggled with poor loadings to ADL, reducing it from a daily service pretty swiftly. There would be no reason for EY to think they could fill a plane any more easily.

Doubleplatinum Banned

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum

Member since 07 Feb 2013

Total posts 431

Perhaps something to do with not being able to sell seats? Common sense really


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 14 Dec 2016

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Maybe something to do with population 


Member since 30 Aug 2013

Total posts 148

If EY had commenced services before QR with a 4 weekly, 2 class 787 I think they could have made it work given their strong relationship with VA (ADL is the easiest airport in Australia to transit) and better name recognition in Australia.

But ADL cannot support all 3 and as others have said, QR have really struggled (I understand its one of their worst performing routes worldwide) so ADL would not even be on EYs radar.

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