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Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is a proud supporter of Melbourne Recital Centre. We share a commitment to exceptional performance and inspired customer service experiences. Voted the World’s Leading Airline from 2009 to 2016, Etihad Airways is delighted to bring the Centre’s superb international artists to Melbourne to enrich the cultural life of the city and its people. We invite you to experience the luxury, convenience, and modern Arabian hospitality of Etihad Airways when next you fly. Sarah Built, General Manager Australia & New Zealand, Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways is proud of its long standing partnership with the Centre. It symbolises the airline’s commitment to supporting the communities in cities to which it flies and in practical terms, enables the Centre to program a variety of superb international artists for the enjoyment of all Victorians.

Etihad Airways is a Founding Partner of the Centre and its exclusive International Airline Partner. The partnership was established in 2009 to celebrate two important milestones: the launch of Etihad Airways’ services to Melbourne and the Centre’s opening. It demonstrates our shared aim to deliver exceptional performances and inspiring experiences filled with generosity and warmth. Taking pride in quality and innovation, both partners are recognised internationally as being at the top of their respective fields – Etihad Airways as the World’s Leading Airline from 2009 to 2016, and Melbourne Recital Centre as one of the Top 10 Millennium Halls of the World.

Etihad Airways’ worldwide reputation for warm and generous hospitality and for putting its guests first extends to Melbourne Recital Centre audiences too. Subscribers enjoy exclusive access to a dedicated portal to book flights and members of the airline’s Etihad Guest loyalty program can earn and redeem program miles for ticket purchases made through the Centre. As Melbourne Recital Centre’s International Airline Partner, the Etihad Airways’ team plays an important role in bringing some of the world’s best musicians to perform in the Centre’s acclaimed performance venues, enriching Melbourne audience experiences and helping to build an international reputation for the Centre.

So many of the wonderful artists performing at Melbourne Recital Centre have travelled to Melbourne courtesy of Etihad and these visits have enriched the cultural life of our city immeasurably. Etihad’s warmth and hospitality are matched by the highest standards of professionalism and technology; a perfect foretaste of what awaits our artists when they perform in the sublime acoustics of Elisabeth Murdoch Hall at Melbourne Recital Centre. Without Etihad’s support, the Centre’s concert program would indeed be less rich. Mary Vallentine AO, CEO Melbourne Recital Centre