Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, today announced the commencement of its ten-day sale in India for travel to Abu Dhabi, following the UAE government’s recent announcement to remove the quarantine requirement for all vaccinated travellers arriving from abroad. Passengers can now fly to Abu Dhabi quarantine free if they are fully-vaccinated with a World Health Organization approved vaccine and can book exceptional fares with Etihad for travel from key Indian gateways namely Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Trivandrum.
The special prices are available across Economy and Business Class, with return fares from Mumbai starting at INR 13,067, New Delhi at INR 15,397 and Bengaluru at INR 15,590 among other cities. These all-inclusive prices are valid for bookings made on etihad.com by 26 September 2021 for journeys commencing from 21 September 2021 and up until 30 June 2022. Etihad Guest members can save an additional 10 per cent on discounted fares to Abu Dhabi.
Neerja Bhatia, Vice President, Indian Sub-continent, Etihad Airways, commented, “India remains Etihad’s largest market outside of the UAE and as we soon enter our seventeenth year in the country, I am happy to once again welcome travellers from India to Abu Dhabi onboard Etihad. We have introduced several measures which prioritise the health and safety of our guests to ensure they can travel with greater peace of mind with Etihad Wellness. Due to its close proximity to India, we see Abu Dhabi emerging as a preferred destination and an ideal getaway for travellers from the country.”
Flying to, from, and via Abu Dhabi is supported by the airline’s fully redesigned sanitisation and safety programme, Etihad Wellness, which ensures the highest standards of hygiene are maintained at every stage of the customer journey. This includes specially trained Wellness Ambassadors, a first in the industry, who provide essential travel health information and care on the ground and on every flight, so guests can fly with greater ease and confidence. All passengers travelling with Etihad receive complimentary COVID-19 insurance, which is valid for travel until 31 March 2022. In order to make travel as easy as possible, Etihad has extended its ‘Verified to Fly’ travel document initiative across its entire network. Travellers can validate their COVID-19 travel documents online before arriving at the airport, and then access the fast track ‘Verified to Fly’ check-in desks at the airport to beat the queues.
With one of the world’s leading public health programmes supported by an extremely high vaccination rate and tech-driven solutions, Abu Dhabi, the home of Etihad Airways, continues to remain dedicated to ensuring the safety of its residents and visitors. All travellers will require a PCR test within 48 hours of departure, a test on arrival and retesting on select days depending on the country they have travelled from. Unvaccinated travellers, however, should follow the rules according to the destination they are arriving from.
Those wishing to book are advised to visit the airline’s website and app to view their options, and to remain informed on the appropriate entry regulations at their end destination. Flights are also available for booking on etihad.com/holidays, by calling 8002324 or through a local or online travel agency.