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Flying high with EY

THE Sofitel Wentworth’s ballroom was festooned in glorious blooms; Paulini, elegantly dressed in flaming red sang as though she was channelling Whitney Houston; and a plentiful supply of food and drink kept 400 industry guests in high spirits, when they joined Etihad’s CEO James Hogan to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Etihad flights out of Australia. Hogan, who expressed delight at being named the world’s leading airline for three years in a row, said the carrier now operates 40 flights in conjunction with Virgin Australia to the UAE capital, connecting to over 84 destinations worldwide. He went on to say that Etihad had uplifted 1.7 million people to Australian from Abu Dhabi in 2011 and more than eight million worldwide, thanks to their partnership with Virgin. With 66 aircraft and 100 more expected over the next seven years, he spoke of the introduction of Etihad’s own airport lounge at Sydney Airport, in conjunction with Virgin. “Wait till you see it,” he enthused. “In comparison to other airport lounges, “you ain’t seen nothing yet!” Pictured above from left are: Ken Morton, director Comms Asia-Pacific Boeing; Sandra Chipchase, CEO Destination NSW and Boeing’s Caroline Bell. THE Sofitel Wentworth’s ballroom was festooned in glorious blooms; Paulini, elegantly dressed in flaming red sang as though she was channelling Whitney Houston; and a plentiful supply of food and drink kept 400 industry guests in high spirits, when they joined Etihad’s CEO James Hogan to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Etihad flights out of Australia. Hogan, who expressed delight at being named the world’s leading airline for three years in a row, said the carrier now operates 40 flights in conjunction with Virgin Australia to the UAE capital, connecting to over 84 destinations worldwide. He went on to say that Etihad had uplifted 1.7 million people to Australian from Abu Dhabi in 2011 and more than eight million worldwide, thanks to their partnership with Virgin. With 66 aircraft and 100 more expected over the next seven years, he spoke of the introduction of Etihad’s own airport lounge at Sydney Airport, in conjunction with Virgin. “Wait till you see it,” he enthused. “In comparison to other airport lounges, “you ain’t seen nothing yet!” Pictured above from left are: Ken Morton, director Comms Asia-Pacific Boeing; Sandra Chipchase, CEO Destination NSW and Boeing’s Caroline Bell.
 
 
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