Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), in collaboration with Etihad Airways, announced today that it has donated 50% of the total revenue of the Abu Dhabi International Airport online auction campaign to Zayed University Financial Aid fund. The campaign was launched in February this year to commemorate the Capital’s Airport’ 30th Anniversary, whereby bidders were able to win 60 tickets through an online bid, and simultaneously enter a draw to win half of the grand total from all the 30 winning bids.
The grand prize draw was held in a ceremony at ADAC headquarters on 29 April. The overall winner, Ezzeldin Othman, an Egyptian national, received a cash prize of AED 68,681, and the remaining half was donated to Zayed University.
Commenting on this occasion, Eng. Ahmad Al Haddabi, Chief Operating Officer at ADAC said: “Abu Dhabi International Airport is delighted with the generated interest in this unique online auction, which saw over 1,300 bids placed, resulting in a contribution to Zayed University to make a difference to the education of young Emirati’s. ADAC would like to take this opportunity to thank all the bidders for making this auction campaign such a success, and to thank Etihad Airways for their continuous support of its initiatives. Congratulations to all winners, and we look forward to more exciting competitions and promotions to benefit the community in the future.”
Expressing congratulations to the winners, Etihad Airways Chief Commercial Officer, Peter Baumgartner said: “It’s a great honour to have partnered with Abu Dhabi International Airport on their 30th anniversary. Etihad Airways and the airport are closely linked and we have worked well together since our airline was established more than eight years ago. Looking ahead, we’re excited about bringing more and more people to Abu Dhabi, and working closely with Abu Dhabi International Airport will ensure that we continue to position the capital of the UAE as a leading business and tourism destination.”
During the competition, participants logged onto the auction page on the airport website to bid for a pair of Etihad Airways tickets to one of its destinations, with a new destination announced each day. The final revenue was split between the grand prize winner of all logged bids, and Zayed University.