In response to Australia’s devastating bushfires, Etihad Airways is waving flight change fees for Australian residents affected by the ongoing national emergency.

The waivers will apply for travel to or from Australia.

UAE-based Australians or those in Australia seeking changes to their Etihad flights as a result of the fire emergency can contact Etihad Guest Services in the UAE on +971 600 555 666 or in Australia on (+61) 1300 532 215.

In addition to passenger fee waivers, the airline will also work in partnership with Emirates Red Crescent to raise funds within the UAE to help support bushfire relief.

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Etihad has expressed its grief for those affected by the Australian bushfires, saying Australia “is a key and highly valued market in the global network of Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates”

Etihad currently offers daily flights from its hub in Abu Dhabi to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

The popular route between the UAE’s and Australia’s largest city, Sydney is served by an Airbus A380.

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As part of its international workforce, Etihad is also the proud employer of more than 300 Australian nationals outside Australia, who, with their families, number more than 1,000.

Most reside in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, where the airline is based. In total, some 16,000 Australian nationals live and work in the UAE.

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