Etihad expands check-in, baggage options
Abu Dhabi, June 10, 2013
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is expanding check-in options in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai this summer, including an additional 5 kg baggage allowance.
The check-in locations, available from 24 hours before flying, and offering each passenger the 5 kg additional baggage allowance, include Expo Check-in at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec); Etihad Airways’ Abu Dhabi City Terminal; Al Ain Airport; and the Etihad Travel Mall in Dubai.
Passengers using the facilities can drop their baggage and collect their boarding pass from 24 to six hours before flying.
Passengers travelling with only hand luggage can use Etihad Airways’ online check-in service up to 24 hours before flying. They can print boarding passes straight away, saving significant time at the airport.
Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ chief commercial officer, said: “The summer is Etihad Airways’ busiest season at Abu Dhabi Airport and we will see thousands of UAE residents heading home to visit family and friends.
“Every year Etihad Airways introduces new options to assist the travel experience of our guests and the additional check-in options and baggage allowance now being offered will certainly help ease the pressures that can arise when going on summer holidays.”
Etihad Airways will operate 94 flights a day out of Abu Dhabi this summer, an 8 per cent rise on the 87 daily flights that operated during the same season in 2012.
Etihad Airways now offers flights to 92 passenger and cargo destinations across an expanded network that includes the recently launched flights to Washington DC, Amsterdam and Sao Paulo. – TradeArabia News Service