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Etihad Airways Airbus A340 in special low-level fly-past

Residents and holiday makers on Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, were treated to a spectacular ultra low fly-past by an Etihad Airways aircraft today, Monday 21st May.

The aircraft, an Airbus A340-600, was taking part in promotional filming and photography for the Abu Dhabi-based airline, flying at 300 feet of the coast.

Dozens of on-lookers were thrilled at the rare sight of the wide-body aircraft flying across the pristine coast line of Saadiyat Island.

Giorgio Evangelisti, Etihad Airways’ Chief Airbus A330 and A340 pilot, captained the flight.

He said: “It was a real privilege to take command for this unprecedented flight.”

“I have operated aircraft fly-pasts before, at the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but on this occasion we flew much lower and I will treasure the memories forever.”

Etihad Airways worked closely with its colleagues at the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and other departments to ensure the smooth running of the promotion.

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