30 Jun 2016 10:31
Etihad Cargo, the freight division of Etihad Airways, has launched a unique, new travel offer for guests who want to travel with their luxury car over the Summer period.
can enjoy up to 20% off air cargo rates and their seat, when they book in First
or Business Class. The cargo section for the national carrier of the United
Arab Emirates is also offering additional services this year, arranging hotel
accommodation and having the car delivered straight to the driver’s doorstep.
offer is now available from Abu Dhabi to European destinations including Amsterdam,
Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, London, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Paris
Kerr, Senior Vice President of Etihad Cargo, said: “Through our use of a mixed fleet of aircraft, we have a range of
options that enable us to transport cars in the hold including some of the new
additions to our fleet such as the Airbus 380s.
have several years of experience in transporting vehicles for manufacturers to
luxury car markets around the world and will aim to provide a first class
service for those clients who are looking to take their vehicles with them to
Europe during the Summer.”
upgrades and expansions having been made to the passenger fleet, it is possible
to move vehicles in the bellyhold of Etihad’s aircraft such as the Airbus 380. This
also provides guests with access to The Residence, the world’s first three-room
private suite on a commercial aircraft, which is served by a personal Butler.
For cities such as Dusseldorf and Zurich, guests
are able to experience the Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft,
which also features the airline’s highly acclaimed next-generation interiors
with Business Studios and Economy Smart Seats.
number of cars transported has been steadily rising over the last few years and
Etihad Cargo carried hundreds of automobiles during 2015. With additional
aircraft and supporting services being added to the fleet this year, the cargo
team is aiming to increase those numbers during 2016.
category of cars being transported has included F1
cars, Super Sport cars as well as luxury car brands such as Ferrari,
Porsche and Lamborghini. The airline’s links to Formula 1 are extensive and are
underscored by the company’s sponsorship of the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand
To book a flight, drivers can call Etihad on 800
2324 to book their car and flight package together.
A customer agent will collect the car and flight details as well as
offer an array of services; from door to door delivery to export, custom
clearance and hotel accommodation. The special
offer is running from now until the 30 September 2016.