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Etihad Offers 2-for-1 Pearl Business Class Fares

Etihad Offers 2-for-1 Pearl Business Class Fares

Etihad Airways is offering customers in Ireland the chance to buy two Pearl Business class tickets for the price of one. The offer is available to travellers who book tickets before 12th December 2012 and all outbound travel must be taken before 1st June 2013. Meanwhile, Etihad’s Chief Executive, James Hogan, has been named CAPA Aviation Executive of the Year 2012.

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Customers can purchase two return Pearl Business Class tickets from Dublin to Abu Dhabi / Dubai from just €2,968. Other destinations, via Abu Dhabi, include:

  • Sydney/ Melbourne/ Brisbane from €5,139
  • Bangkok from €3,440
  • Kuala Lumpar from €3,440
  • Seychelles from €3,752
  • Johannesburg from €3,670
  • Colombo from €3,670
  • Beijing from €3,496
  • Shanghai from €3,496
  • Manila from €3,404
  • Muscat from €2,968

All fares are inclusive of taxes and surcharges and give full access to all premium facilities and benefits including Etihad Airways’ Business Class lounge and chauffeur service.

James Hogan

Etihad’s President and Chief Executive, James Hogan, was named CAPA Aviation Executive of the Year 2012 at the Centre for Aviation’s global awards for excellence and leadership, presented in Hong Kong last night.

The CAPA Aviation Executive of the Year is awarded to the executive who has had the greatest individual influence on the aviation industry, demonstrating outstanding strategic thinking and innovative direction for the growth of the business and the industry.

CAPA Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison, who presented James Hogan with the award, said: “The Gulf carriers have progressively disturbed the global airline equilibrium over recent years, and 2012 has seen a rapid escalation of this process. None has been more distinctive and mould-changing than Etihad Airways, under the leadership of James Hogan.

“The strategy James has adopted – of penetrating each of the key regions with targeted partnerships and equity investments – has set a new, and irreversible, direction for the global airline industry.”

James Hogan said he was deeply honoured to receive the award, particularly at this point in the airline’s brief nine-year history. “This award is a powerful endorsement of the airline’s ‘game-changing’ strategy of building strong bilateral partnerships with airlines the world over.

“Partnerships and equity investments have been, and continue to be, key to achieving scale and strengthening our competitive position. Our codeshares, for example, with 41 partner airlines expand our network of destinations to 327 major cities – more than any other Middle Eastern carrier.

“The result is a winning customer proposition, a constant and growing revenue stream, and continuing progress toward our goal of sustainable profitability.”

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

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