A6-AFA decelerates down runway 02L in Singapore Changi after a flight from Abu Dhabi with flight number EY470. Nicknamed by some as the ‘Purple Bus’ due to its distinct purple colour scheme on an Airbus aircraft, A6-AFA was painted in this special “Visit Abu Dhabi in 2011” livery back in 2011 as part of the Etihad’s new ‘Essential Abu Dhabi’ marketing campaign. The campaign was launched to promote Abu Dhabi as a top tourist and MICE destination.
Since 2011, the year on the livery is updated every year to coincide with the new year. However, 2019 was the last year the livery was updated as Etihad had stored all its Airbus A330-300. Etihad’s last A330 ops was EY279, from Ibrahim Nasir Intl Airport (MLE) to Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) on December 6, 2019.
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