Etihad Airways have hit on yet another new service for their passengers. It will provide a complimentary chauffeured car service to friends or family travelling together in Coral Economy from the UAE but only until the end of November.
Many airlines now offer a chauffeur service if you are travelling within a limited distance to and from the airport, usually when you are travelling in the equivalent first class airline cabin but Etihad are the first to provide it for economy passengers.
The service, which will deposit guests at Abu Dhabi airport and collect them upon return, is available to people living in Al Ain, Dubai and Sharjah who collectively spend over AED 8,000 (approx £1380 GBP $2174 USD) on tickets to or from London, Manchester, Melbourne, Toronto, Sydney, Milan, Casablanca, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Tokyo, Seoul, Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, Geneva or Brussels.
Each chauffeur driven car can take a maximum of four passengers and will pick up from, or drop off to, one point only. Only one chauffer driven car will be provided per AED 8,000 spent on tickets.
Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We are always looking for new ways to reward the loyalty of our guests in our home market, the UAE. We have recently seen increased demand out of Dubai, Sharjah and Al Ain, and we feel that by extending our chauffeur service to Coral Economy guests in these places, we will be able to ensure they enjoy award-winning Etihad hospitality from the moment they leave their front door. What finer way can there be to arrive at the airport for the start of a holiday or a business trip than in a chauffered limousine?”
What a shame that Etihad it is only for UAE passengers and it is only running this until November.