10 Jun 2013 10:30
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is expanding check-in options in Abu Dhabi city, Al Ain, and Dubai this summer, including an additional 5 kg baggage allowance.
locations, available from 24 hours before flying, and offering each passenger the
5kg additional baggage allowance, include Expo Check-in at ADNEC; Etihad
Airways’ Abu Dhabi City Terminal; Al Ain Airport; and the Etihad Travel Mall in
Passengers using the
facilities can drop their baggage and collect their boarding pass from 24 to 6
hours before flying, which enables passengers to enjoy a more relaxed travel
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. More information can be found by visiting
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
Etihad Airways is also
advising passengers to book their summer flights as soon as possible to avoid
disappointment as the peak summer period approaches.
The Abu Dhabi-based
airline has seen a significant increase in bookings to several of its key
destinations, particularly in Europe and North America, as customers from the Middle
East organise their summer travel.
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 D.C.,
Amsterdam and Sao Paulo.