Etihad offers free tickets to mark national day
Abu Dhabi, December 1, 2011
Etihad Airways is giving away dozens of free tickets to two of its newest destinations; Dusseldorf in Germany and Chengdu in China to celebrate UAE’s 40th National Day.
Forty return tickets will be given away for the inaugural flights to both destinations in December as part of a special promotion to celebrate the UAE’s 40th birthday.
Etihad begins flying to Chengdu on December 15 and Dusseldorf the next day. The free tickets can be accessed through a competition which opens at 6 pm on Etihad’s facebook page. The competition is only open to UAE-based fans of Etihad Airways’ facebook page (conditions apply).
Also from 6 pm on Thursday, December 1, Etihad will launch a major sales promotion within the UAE offering 40 guests the opportunity to book roundtrip economy class tickets to destinations within the GCC and Middle East for as little as Dh40.
Meanwhile, an Etihad aircraft will fly over the UAE’s seven Emirates stopping in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Al Ain to mark the occasion. The “Flying the Flag” aircraft will be flown by an Emarati pilot and carry the UAE flag.
James Hogan, Etihad Airways chief executive, said: “Etihad Airways is proud to carry the flag of the United Arab Emirates as it celebrates its 40th anniversary. As the national airline of the UAE we wanted to join the celebrations in an exceptional way and what better way than to brand all our fleet and take the spirit of the union message across the world.”
Etihad has also launched a facebook competition which will run until December 10. The competition will select the four best photos that reflect the beauty of the UAE. Etihad facebook fans will decide the winners, who will each get two economy tickets to any Etihad destination of their choice. - TradeArabia News Service