Etihad joins forces with Royal Jet
Abu Dhabi, May 3, 2011
Etihad Airways has signed a MoU with Abu Dhabi-based Royal Jet, an award-winning international luxury private charter service provider, to launch its new travel service portfolio ‘Premium Connect.’
The Etihad deal is aimed at further enhancing the airline’s premium services offering to its guests.
Under the agreement, the guests can access a bespoke and personalised service to single or multiple destinations beyond Etihad’s extensive network that is not only luxurious but also discreet and highly customised – making each and every flight, by its nature, unique.
Announcing the launch at the Arabian Travel Market, Peter Baumgartner, Etihad’s chief commercial officer, said Premium Connect will consist of a portfolio of carefully selected preferred luxury travel partnerships.
"If a guest’s journey continues beyond Abu Dhabi, Etihad will be able to offer them a number of onward private travel options through Premium Connect," he explained.
"Royal Jet’s wide-ranging fleet includes some of the most luxurious, sophisticated and technologically-advanced private jets in the world and is an ideal launch partner for this unique travel solution for the discerning traveller," he added.
Shane O’Hare, CEO of Royal Jet, said, "The service extends Etihad’s world beating premium service through our ability to provide the highest levels of luxury air travel, flexibility, responsiveness, and discretion to today’s sophisticated traveller."
"This will be achieved through absolute service excellence supported by a diverse product offering and an exceptional team of highly-qualified professionals," O' Hare observed.
The partnership between Royal Jet and Etihad Airways perfectly aligns the two brands and both have been recently recognised as the world’s best in their respective categories by the World Travel Awards, he added.-TradeArabia News Service
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