A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Emirates Airlines and Etihad Airways to broaden their interline agreement and give tourists more itinerary choices when visiting the United Arab Emirates. This groundbreaking arrangement between the two UAE carriers intends to take advantage of chances to increase tourism to the UAE from important source markets by allowing travelers to enjoy many locations on a single itinerary.
Customers of each airline will be able to buy a single ticket for a flight into either Dubai or Abu Dhabi, with a seamless return via the other airport, starting this summer. Additionally, the new agreement gives travelers who want to tour the UAE the flexibility of booking all of their tickets in one place and easy baggage check-in.
Customers flying into the UAE also have the option of “multi-city flights,” which allow them to comfortably depart from one city on the networks of both airlines and arrive at a convenient destination on the other carrier’s network.
The expanded interline partnership is based on both airlines’ dedication to helping the UAE government achieve its goals of promoting tourism to the country and strengthening its position as a top travel destination worldwide. One of the main drivers of the UAE economy, tourism is anticipated to sustain over 1 million employment by 2027 and account for 5.4% of the country’s overall GDP, or AED 116.1 billion (USD 31.6 billion).