UAE — Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will implement a new fare structure beginning Sept. 14 to provide more choice and clarity when booking flights.
A total of eight new ‘Fare Choices’ will be introduced, allowing travelers to tailor their bookings to their individual needs. The ‘Fare Choices’ are transparent and differ in baggage allowance, flexibility and included benefits that otherwise need to be purchased separately. Additionally, an adapted baggage policy will provide guests with a more standardized baggage allowance structure across the Etihad Airways Partner network, while also reducing the price for excess baggage charges on most routes.
All bookings ticketed from Sept. 14, 2015 will be split into distinct fare choices. The structure for Economy Class includes Economy Breaking Deals, Economy Saver, Economy Value and Economy Freedom. Business Class includes Business Breaking Deals, Business Saver and Business Freedom, while in First Class there will only be one fare family – Freedom.
A new baggage policy has also been announced to more flexibly respond to individual customer needs and to better align Etihad Airways with other Etihad Airways Partner airlines.
The new flexible fare structure will be available through all of Etihad Airways’ booking channels, including its website (etihad.com), retail outlets and global contact center, as well as travel agencies.