Etihad Airways has expanded its hand baggage only
fares to include destinations
across Europe and Asia.
The special fares, which allow travellers to
purchase lower fares in Economy Class if no checked baggage is
required and include a complimentary carry-on
baggage allowance of 7kg, was initially only available on
flights between Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia,
Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Azerbaijan.
Throughout July and August
2020, Etihad is introducing the ‘Deal Fare’, as it is called, on new routes
including: Belarus, Greece, India, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Maldives,
Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Sudan and
“Following its success within the GCC region, we
are excited to include more destinations that are six hours or
less from Abu Dhabi to our ‘Deal Fare’, giving our guests more
options to pack light when travelling for business, weekend
getaways or day trips,” said Robin Kamark, Etihad Airways Chief
Commercial Officer. “However, due to current government restrictions
in place while travelling during the COVID19 pandemic, guests are
only allowed to bring 5kg of personal hand luggage on board while
the complimentary 7kg carry-on baggage allowance attached to the
‘Deal Fare’ will be checked-in for free until restrictions are
Etihad Guest members who purchase the ‘Deal Fare’
can continue to enjoy an additional free checked baggage allowance
(Etihad Guest Silver – 10kg, Etihad Guest Gold – 15kg and Etihad
Guest Platinum – 20kg).
Before buying a ticket, passengers should check
they have whatever insurance they need, and also verify very
carefully with the relevant authorities for all the latest
required regulations of not only their final destination, but also
the airport they will fly from, return to, and any they may need
to transit in.