Etihad Airways is extending its free Abu Dhabi stopover campaign to the end of the year due to the popularity of the special offer in its opening month. Travellers flying through the capital of the UAE with the airline are invited to enjoy a free two-night hotel stay to break up their journey and explore the city’s vibrant and diverse attractions.
Having been recognised with a series of World Travel Awards titles in 2019, Linda Celestino, vice president of guest services and delivery with Etihad Airways, here tells Breaking Travel News what the carrier has lined up to stay ahead of the chasing pack.
Etihad Airways has successfully implemented the International Civil Aviation Organisation global aeronautical distress and safety system recommendations for flight tracking.
The announcement follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two flag-carriers at the Bahrain International Airshow in November last year.
Abu Dhabi flag-carrier Etihad Airways has reported a net loss of US$1.28 billion for the year. The figure was, however, a slight improvement on the loss of US$1.52 billion reported for 2017.
From June, Etihad Airways will introduce a new two-class Boeing Dreamliner on its scheduled services from Abu Dhabi to Rome and Frankfurt.
Peter Baumgartner, senior strategic advisor at the Etihad Aviation Group, tells Breaking Travel News how important seamless travel will be for the industry during a wide-ranging interview at ITB Berlin in Germany.
Etihad Airways will increase its flights from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow, from three to (up to) four daily services, to meet peak demand during the month of April.