Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has launched a major sales promotion within the UAE with return flights to destinations within Europe, Africa, North America, Asia and the Middle East from its Abu Dhabi base costing as little as AED 530.
The promotion offers economy class return fares to the four popular Indian destinations of Cochin, Kozhikode, Chennai and Trivandrum starting from AED 530.
European destinations include London, Paris, Frankfurt and Munich, with promotional economy class fares starting from AED 1,310, and promotional return fares to African destinations Johannesburg, Khartoum and Casablanca start from AED 1,210.
Asian destinations include Singapore (AED 1,410) and Beijing (AED 1,610). Return economy flights to New York are also available from AED 3,340.
Geert Boven, Etihad Airways’ executive vice president sales and services, said: “This is a fantastic sales promotion for our UAE customers with great bargain fares on offer to popular destinations right across our network. We are anticipating great interest, especially for the Irish destinations for the period around St Patrick’s Day.”
Return flights to Cork and Galway in Ireland – available through Etihad’s recent codeshare agreement with Aer Arann - are included in the promotion and offer an opportunity to celebrate St Patrick’s Day on the Emerald Isle with prices starting from AED 1,900.
Promotional fares to two popular island destinations in Thailand, Phuket and Koh Samui, are also on offer from AED 1,800.
Etihad has also launched a parallel online promotion offering web customers special promotional fares to 21 destinations across the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Africa and North America.
Boven continued: “We have developed this special online promotion for those of our customers who appreciate the convenience of booking online. We have found that an increasing number of our customers choose to book directly on our website as it is open 24 hours a day, seven days per week.”
Seven destinations in the Middle East are included in the online promotion with fares starting from as little as AED 340 for a return flight to Doha. Other destinations include Muscat and Bahrain (AED 400), Beirut and Damascus (AED 690) and Kuwait City and Jeddah (AED 1,300).
The special promotion available at the Etihad website offers economy class return fares to the recently launched destinations of Almaty in Kazakhstan (AED 1140) and Minsk in Belarus (AED 1400). Flights to Moscow in Russia start from as little as AED 840.
Flights to New Delhi and Mumbai in India are available to online bookers at the promotional rate of AED 530.
Promotional fares starting from AED 1,310 are available online for six European destinations - London, Paris, Frankfurt, Manchester, Dublin and Munich.
Return economy flights to New York are also available online from AED 3,340 whilst flights to Johannesburg in South Africa start from AED 2,210.
Members of the airline’s Etihad Guest loyalty programme can also earn miles for their accounts when taking part in both promotions.
Notes: The special promotional fares to India, Africa, and all European and Asian destinations excluding Ireland and Thailand are available for bookings made before 20 February for travel completed before 31 March.
The discounted fares to Ireland and Thailand are available for bookings made and journeys completed before 30 April.
The online promotional fares are available for bookings made and journeys completed before 28 February 2009.
Visit www.etihadairways.com or an Etihad sales office or call free phone 800 2277 for more information.
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