Published on : Monday, December 28, 2020
Etihad Airways is all set to expand its business with the launch of charter and special flight services. Business and leisure guests can now choose from a variety of fully customisable flight options including a dedicated passenger service, cargo only flight or a combined passenger and cargo package.
This year, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates has already flown over 500 charters including passenger, government and humanitarian flights. Over 3.8 million tonnes of cargo have been transported for the government of Abu Dhabi as part of the national aid programme using charter services.
As a part of Etihad Wellness, the highest standards of hygiene are ensured and maintained on charters flights at every stage of the customer journey. This includes specially trained Wellness Ambassadors, a first in the industry, who have been introduced by the airline to provide essential travel health information and care on the ground and on every flight.
Under the same wellness programme, global COVID-19 insurance cover is also being included for all passengers travelling with Etihad. The carrier also charters flights for sports teams including a last-minute flight for Manchester City Football Club in 2019 to help them continue the Asia pre-season tour after they faced a delay on their initial journey.
Alex Featherstone, Vice President, Network Planning and Alliances, Etihad Airways, said in a statement that while the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the commercial aviation industry, charter flights provide a convenient alternative to travel, providing customers with the flexibility to choose the departure time, destination and routing.