Etihad expects to welcome over 1.5 million passengers over the winter break – ET TravelWorld

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As visitors begin flying for the winter break and many important events take place in Abu Dhabi, Etihad Airways is looking forward to welcoming over 1.5 million travellers at Abu Dhabi International airport.The airline is preparing to welcome over 1.5 million passengers at the Abu Dhabi International airport between November 21 and January 8, 2023, and has advised travellers to certain tips for a better experience at the airport and during the flight.

“There has never been a better time to experience Abu Dhabi, with the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix taking place this weekend and many more attractions to be enjoyed over the winter season. Football fans from around the world will also be flocking to the region ahead of the most exciting football event of the year. As a result, Etihad, with its partners, is geared up and ready to host 1.5 million expected guests over the next six weeks. Visitors flying via Abu Dhabi will enjoy the experience from the moment they take off with Etihad’s award-winning Cabin Crew and hospitality,” said Shaeb Al Najjar, General Manager Hub Operations, Etihad Airways, commenting on the development.


The inaugural flight, EY868, recently departed from Abu Dhabi. Flight EY868 marks the launch of scheduled services between Abu Dhabi and Guangzhou, growing Etihad’s network to 67 destinations across 45 countries. The new twice-weekly service will be operated via a two-class Boeing 777.

Effective from November 21 until January 8, travellers will be able check-in 24 hours to four hours before their flight at the staff travel centre located below the Terminal 3 check-in area.

They will receive free Etihad miles or additional five kg excess baggage and get complimentary two hours at the Skypark parking. The facility will be open from 10:00 am to 17:30 pm.

Given the significant increase in passenger numbers, Etihad Airways will relocate check-in for Economy class guests travelling on selected flights.

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