17 Nov 2014 08:00
Etihad Airways has presented the England Cricket team with their personal Etihad Guest Gold cards, giving the players exclusive benefits and rewards from the airline’s award-winning loyalty program.
The Abu Dhabi-based airline, official airline partner of the England
and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), gave Captain Alastair Cook and the England
players the coveted Gold cards before the team set off on their tour to Sri
The presentation was made by Clive Wratten, Etihad Airways’ UK
General Manager, in the historic Writing Room at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in
Clive Wratten said: “We’re delighted to fly Alastair and his
England teammates on their overseas tours, starting with the One Day series in
Sri Lanka. As Etihad Guest Gold card holders, the team can look forward to an
extra special travel experience with unrivalled benefits on every Etihad
The Etihad Guest Gold card provides holders with 50 per cent extra
Etihad Guest Miles on every flight, exclusive Gold tier rewards, Business Class
lounge access, priority check-in and boarding, and fast-track immigration and
baggage, amongst many other benefits.
The partnership with the ECB was
launched in July 2014 and means England’s national teams, including men, women, age-group and
disability cricket, fly with Etihad Airways.
Etihad Airways flies three times a day from London Heathrow and double
daily from Manchester to its home base of Abu Dhabi, with onward services to
destinations across Africa, Indian Subcontinent and Asia.