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Etihad Airways offers fast link from Australia to Koh Samui

March 10, 2011

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, in partnership with Bangkok Airways, has launched the airline’s first seamless routing and the travel industry’s fastest service from Brisbane to Koh Samui, Thailand.

Etihad Airways flight EY473 departs Brisbane three times per week on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 12:25pm, arriving in Singapore at 6:25pm. It connects with codeshare flight EY7722 (operated by Bangkok Airways) departing Singapore at 8:10pm and arriving in Koh Samui at 9:00pm.

On the return, Etihad flight EY7721 (operated by Bangkok Airways) flies three times per week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, departing Koh Samui at 4:30pm and arriving in Singapore at 7:20pm the same day. This flight connects with Etihad’s Singapore to Brisbane service EY470 which departs Singapore at 11:15pm and arrives in Brisbane at 9:05am the next morning.

Cramer Ball, Etihad Airways’ Regional General Manager Asia Pacific South and Australasia, said: “These new services, Etihad’s first ever to Koh Samui, are an exciting development for our customers and for the airline’s global network.

“The new route from Koh Samui to Brisbane shaves two hours off the journey, making our codeshare service the market’s fastest and most convenient.”

All Etihad customers on the codeshare service may enjoy the comforts of the Bangkok Airways boutique lounge in Koh Samui prior to boarding the flight to Singapore.

Etihad Guest and Virgin Blue Velocity Rewards members can earn and redeem miles on the codeshare flights operated by Bangkok Airways.

Chauffeur driven transfers to and from Brisbane International Airport are available to Etihad’s Pearl Business Class guests*.

Round trip fares from Brisbane to Koh Samui start from $1205 in economy class and from $4375 in business class.

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