Etihad Airways Launches BusinessConnect in UAE

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Etihad Airways has launched a new program called BusinessConnect which aims to help small to medium sized enterprises (SME) get the most value from their travel budget when flying with the airline.

BusinessConnect members or a designated travel agent can manage the companys account online. All itineraries are kept in one place with 24-hour access and user-friendly features. Miles are earned on Etihad marketed flights, including those operated by the airlines codeshare partners.

Once registered, a company with up to 50 enrolled BusinessConnect members benefits from the following features:

the business will earn 60% of all Diamond First and Pearl Business class miles earned by employees, in addition to individual employees receiving their normal mileage accrual;

the business earns 30% of total miles flown in Coral Economy class, in addition to individual employees receiving their normal mileage accrual;

BusinessConnect members can redeem their miles for free flights, upgrades and a choice of over 1600 rewards; and

All miles are added together to start earning rewards faster.

Etihad Airways is launching BusinessConnect with a 5,000 miles bonus upon activation of the account. The offer ends on 30 April 2010.

SMEs in the UAE will further benefit from their employees membership in BusinessConnect. Linked to the Etihad Guest loyalty programme, the company can take advantage of a whole world of privileges provided to its staff on business trips. Etihad BusinessConnect cuts down expenses, saves time and enhances productivity by offering registered members all the benefits of the Etihad Guest programme:

lounge access;
excess baggage allowance;
limousine transfers;
fast-track immigration; and
priority boarding and baggage reclaim.

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