18 DECEMBER 2017


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Article from BTNews 18 DECEMBER 2017

Etihad to fly Team England

Team England will be flown to the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast by Etihad Airways, an airline synonymous with sport and the carrier for thousands of athletes, coaches and supporters from around the world.

Team England chef de mission Sarah Winckless said: “Etihad is renowned the world over for the quality of its service so we can be sure our Commonwealth Games will get off to the best possible start the second the athletes begin their journey.”

Etihad UK general manager James Harrison added: “The UK market is very important to us. We operate to 13 Commonwealth countries and will have flown a record half a million Britons via Abu Dhabi and beyond in 2017. 

“The Commonwealth Games will be hugely inspirational and we look forward to helping Team England achieve their dreams in 2018.”

Etihad will be transporting more than 650 Team England athletes and support staff to Australia, where Team England preparations begin in Brisbane with a holding camp from 19 March before the games themselves begin on the Gold Coast on 4 April.

Etihad has 33 connecting flights a week to Australia from London, Manchester and Edinburgh and in the past year has flown some 65,000 passengers to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.


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jackie watkins, Worcs

Shame we don't have a national airline that could do this !!!!

jackie watkins, Worcs

Shame we don't have a national airline that could do this !!!!