Etihad waives flight change fees for Australians hit by bushfires


Etihad Airways is waiving all flight change fees for Australian residents affected by the bushfires sweeping through the country.

The waivers are applicable for travel to or from Australia.

Travellers planning to change their flights due to the ongoing crisis are advised to contact Etihad Guest Services.

The airline has also pledged to work with Emirates Red Crescent to raise funds within the UAE to help support bushfire relief.

In a statement, the carrier said, "Australia is a key and highly valued market in the global network of Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, with the three largest cities, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane all served daily."

"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," the airline added.

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