The next time you are flying out of Abu Dhabi, you might end up getting a good bargain on your Etihad flight ticket.
A new hand-baggage only 'deal fare' introduced by the airline will now allow travellers to purchase tickets at lower prices in the economy class if no checked baggage is required.
The 'deal fare' includes a complimentary carry-on baggage allowance of 7kg and is available on flights between Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Azerbaijan.
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Robin Kamark, Etihad Airways chief commercial officer, said: "After a successful trial of the 'deal fare' late last year, purchasing behaviour demonstrated guests appreciate having more choice and like to be able to select the travel option that best meets their needs.
"We are enhancing our product offering to align with customer feedback. Guests travelling for business, weekend getaways or day trips who like to travel light can now avail cheaper fares."
Guests looking to add additional checked baggage after purchasing a 'deal fare' can simply buy extra allowance at check-in or enjoy a 20 per cent discount when buying in advance online.