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Etihad Guest Miles now offered for personal cargo shipments

: Wednesday, April 02 - 2014 @ 09:08

Etihad Cargo, part of United Arab Emirates (UAE) national airline Etihad Airways, has unveiled a new service whereby UAE residents who book personal cargo shipments can now earn Etihad Guest Miles and Tier Miles.

The new initiative is aimed at rewarding customers who send personal effects by air cargo, including furniture, automobiles, household objects, or even pets.

Etihad Guest Miles are earned based on the type of shipment and route flown. In addition, members of Etihad Guest Silver, Gold or Gold Elite tiers will earn bonus miles.

Members of Etihad Guest are able to redeem the miles they have earned for flights and upgrades, or can choose from more than 7,000 items on the Etihad Guest Rewards Shop.

Alternatively, customers can convert miles to cash with PointsPay to spend at over 30 million outlets worldwide.

Kevin Knight, Etihad Airways Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, said: “Etihad Cargo and Etihad Guest have come together again, this time for the benefit of individual cargo customers.

“This simple, smart and rewarding loyalty scheme is another excellent example of how Etihad Cargo continues to innovate, reward, and drive added value across its business.
“We are one of the few airlines in the world who now offer such a service, and we look forward to unveiling further product and service innovations in the future.”

Customers wishing to book personal cargo items and avail themselves of the new Etihad Guest Miles initiative, should contact their local freight forwarder, local vet for information on transporting pets, or visit Etihad Cargo’s website.

For more information contact:

Niall Doheny
Etihad Airways Corporate Communications
Tel: +971 2 511 1058

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