L-R: Folasade Akinboro, Etihad Airways’ Marketing Officer (left) and Percival Uwechue, Etihad Airways’ Airport Manager (right) hand over a complimentary Wi-Fi voucher to a premium guest on arrival at check-in.
L-R: Bunmi Ogunbiyi, Etihad Airways’ Airport Officer welcomes Etihad Guest Gold card member Abiodun Sotunde at check-in.
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, this week celebrates the fourth anniversary of the launch of its non-stop services between Lagos and Abu Dhabi in July 2012.
In celebration of this, the airline will offer free Wi-Fi access for guests travelling on its flight between Lagos and the airline’s hub in Abu Dhabi on 4 July.
The free Wi-fi package is supported by the airline’s award-winning in-flight entertainment system, which includes over 750 hours of movies, TV shows, documentaries, children’s programmes, music channels and games.
George Mawadri, Etihad Airways’ General Manager in Nigeria, said the airline was delighted to celebrate the milestone and thanked everyone who had contributed to its success.
“We are proud to have carried many thousands of guests to and from Nigeria since we launched our services here four years ago. Nigeria is a very important market, and we are committed to providing our travellers with world class travel experiences, renowned hospitality, and a greater choice of destinations whether they are traveling for business or leisure. I would also like to say a big thank you to all our partners in the local travel trade for their tremendous support over the last four years, and look forward to working even closer together in future.”
Etihad Airways currently operates four-times-per-week using an Airbus A330-200 aircraft configured to carry 254 guests, 18 in Business Class and 236 in Economy Class.
Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) is a diversified global aviation and travel group comprising four business divisions – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Engineering, Hala Group and Airline Equity Partners. The group has minority investments in seven airlines: airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Jet Airways, Virgin Australia, and Swiss-based Darwin Airline, trading as Etihad Regional.
From its Abu Dhabi base, Etihad Airways flies to, or has announced plans to serve, 117 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The airline has a fleet of 122 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, with 204 aircraft on firm order, including 71 Boeing 787s, 25 Boeing 777Xs, 62 Airbus A350s and 10 Airbus A380s.
By: Sade Williams