Virgin Australia has axed plans to fly between Perth and Abu Dhabi, pulling out of the route even before the first flight took off.
The airline had proposed three flights per week beginning June 9 2017, but said in a statement today that "subsequent changes in market conditions have made the route no longer viable for Virgin Australia."
Those seemingly few travellers who had booked their seat on Virgin's Airbus A330 flights will be offered alternative flights with partner Etihad Airways.
Coupled with this month's closure of the Sydney-Abu Dhabi route, the move sees Virgin finally pulling out of the UAE capital in order to better focus on the USA and Asia.
Virgin will restart flights between Melbourne and Los Angeles on April 4, with Hong Kong and China both moving into the frame for a mid-year launch.