Tuesday, 4 September 2018

No baggage fare introduced by Etihad Airlines

After months of speculations, Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways has launched a new hand baggage only fare called ‘Deal Fare’.

The new lowest fare level will be offered on selected routes, it includes a complimentary carry-on baggage allowance of 7kg, but no checked baggage at all. Currently the ‘Deal Fare’ is available on flights between Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Azerbaijan. Other destinations may be introduced in the future. 

“After a successful trial of the ‘Deal Fare’ late last year, purchasing behaviour demonstrated guests appreciate having more choice and like to be able to select the travel option that best meets their needs." Said Robin Kamark, Etihad Airways Chief Commercial Officer, adding, “We are enhancing our product offering to align with customer feedback. Guests travelling for business, weekend getaways or day trips who like to travel light can now avail cheaper fares.”