Etihad Airways has launched a global sale for Indian travellers for destinations across the airline’s network. Tickets are on sale until January 31 for travel from February 1 to December 31, 2016. From 14 gateway cities in India, guests travelling with Etihad Airways and partner Jet Airways in Business and Economy Class can choose from a range of destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, North and South America.
Flying via the airline’s Abu Dhabi hub with connections as little as 2 hours, guests can avail the special offers to popular global cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, Sao Paulo, Frankfurt, London, Rome, Nairobi, Johannesburg, Bahrain and Kuwait.
Guests travelling from India have a choice of departures, including early morning, mid-morning and evening services, five daily from Mumbai; four-a-day from Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Kochi; triple daily from Bengaluru; double daily from Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram and Ahmedabad; and daily from Jaipur, Kolkata, Pune, Lucknow and Mangalore.
Business Class return fares to San Francisco start at INR 1,67,785; New York at INR 1,28,229; and London at INR 1,04,356 with a bonus of triple Etihad Guest Miles. In Economy, fares to Frankfurt start at INR 40,289; Chicago at INR 54,643; and Washington at INR 66,259 with bonus double Etihad Guest Miles also given.
Travellers to the United States have the additional benefit of clearing US Immigration and Customs at the unique US Pre-Clearance facilities at Abu Dhabi International Airport during their transit.
This ensures they arrive in the United States as domestic passengers and avoid the need to complete immigration formalities upon arrival.
Neerja Bhatia, Vice President India and Indian Sub-Continent, Etihad Airways, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for guests from our gateway cities in India looking to travel to destinations around the world on Etihad Airways’ extensive network, enabling them to take advantage of great fares and enjoy a world-class travel experience on board our modern fleet of aircraft.”