Abu Dhabi's national airline gears up for holiday rush
As travellers begin flying for the summer holidays, Etihad Airways is expecting more than 4 million passengers at Abu Dhabi International Airport between 20 June and 30 September.
A high volume of travellers will be joining locally in Abu Dhabi, with the remainder connecting from across Etihad’s network of 66 destinations, including new summer routes to Lisbon, Malaga and Mykonos, which launched this month.
Etihad’s upgraded online check-in allows guests to complete passport and visa checks prior to reaching the airport. The Auto Doc Check feature ensures guests have met all relevant travel and visa requirements for a hassle-free airport experience, not least, during high season, which will include Eid, Hajj pilgrimages and summer holidays.
To aid the process during the peak times, the airline’s self-service bag drop facility provides a quicker and more efficient check-in process, accommodating a greater number of guests and minimising queue times.
Once checked-in online, the self-service facilities allow travellers to seamlessly retrieve their booking, print the bag-tag and process their bags in less than two minutes.
Shaeb Al Najjar, general manager of Hub Operations, said: “In addition to hosting guests as they fly into their summer holidays, we are also looking to welcome pilgrims, whether they are starting their journey from the UAE or connecting from other destinations across our extensive network. By also embracing cutting-edge technologies, we can deliver a more seamless and personalised experience for our guests.”
For more information, visit www.etihad.com