With the new deal signed both tourists and residents now have a flexible travel option in the UAE.

For a seamless return from Abu Dhabi or Dubai, customers from each airline cab now have this option when they purchase a return ticket from either Emirates or Etihad. With tickets from either of the airlines, customers can choose which airport to arrive at.

Known as an ‘interline agreement’, this partnership came into light at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) by representatives of both airlines. As the first of its kind, it allows you to buy a ticket to either Dubai or Abu Dhabi and return seamlessly via the other airport.

With the purpose of attracting more visitors by developing inbound interline traffic from select points in Europe and China. As a means to cater to the influx of tourism and cater to their needs, this collaboration is a one-of-a-kind partnership in the airline industry.


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The President of Emirates Airlines, Tim Clark said, “We are pleased to be working again with Etihad Airways – this time to allow each carrier to offer a new range of seamless travel options in and out of the UAE.”

Antonoaldo Neves, CEO of Etihad Airways echoed the same enthusiasm for the relationship, stating: “We’re delighted to partner with Emirates in our shared mission to support inbound tourism to the UAE and facilitate travel to our vibrant cities.”

So, for an enhanced travel experience, this partnership promises a convenient itinerary for your next trip.

For more information visit emirates.com and Etihad.com

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