Etihad Airways partners SPAR Nigeria to reward loyal shoppers


By Sade Williams

Etihad Airways, the official airline of the United Arab Emirates, has partnered with SPAR Nigeria to reward shoppers under its SPAR Reward Card loyalty program.


This campaign runs on a monthly basis and will be concluded with a grand finale in December 2016 when the SPAR Shopper of the Year will be announced.


SPAR Reward Card customers who spend N20,000 or more in a month will automatically be entered into a grand finale draw, with the SPAR Shopper of the Year being rewarded with an all-inclusive visit to Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s capital city, including complimentary business class tickets and four-night’s stay at one of the leading partner hotels.


Speaking on the promotion, George Mawadri, Etihad Airways’General Manager in Nigeria, said; “We are excited to join with leading retail chain SPAR Nigeria on this promotion, which provides Nigerian shoppers the opportunity to enjoy great discounts on tickets and ticket upgrades on Etihad Airways’ flights, when they shop with SPAR.”


John Goldsmith, Head of Marketing, SPAR Nigeria, said: “With this promotion, Etihad Airways has again demonstrated its commitment to the Nigerian community, which is sure to bring a smile to the faces of our loyal shoppers in SPAR stores across the country.


Etihad Airways launched its service between Lagos and Abu Dhabi in July 2012, and currently operates a four-times-per-week service 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 122Airbus and Boeing aircraft, with 204 aircraft on firm order, including 71 Boeing 787s, 25Boeing 777Xs, 62 Airbus A350s and 10 Airbus A380s. For more information, please visit:


SPAR is the largest chain of hypermarket stores in Nigeria offering a wide variety of products. SPAR has over 33,000 m2 of retail space with 10 stores spreading across 4 cities of Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Calabar in Nigeria.


SPAR is the first retail store chain to introduce Co-Branded Credit Card and Plastic Gift Cards. SPAR became the first chain to introduce Loyalty Program under the SPAR Reward Card brand name for its shoppers. Today, SPAR Reward Card boasts of over 300,000 members.


SPAR in Nigeria is a part of an international retail chain originating from Holland. SPAR, a Dutch multinational retail chain has a global presence in 42 countries across 4 continents with over 12,000 stores.

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