holidays to russia unveiled in latest promotion

Published October 30th, 2008 - 07:16 GMT

Etihad Holidays will launch its first holidays to Russia in its latest promotion which also includes breaks at more than 50 hotels in 12 major cities around the world.

Holidays to Moscow start from Monday 1 December, when Etihad launches its first flight to the Russian capital, and are available from as little as Dhs 2,980 per person including flights and three nights’ accommodation.

Extensions to St Petersburg are also available from Dhs 3,340 for two nights and include rail tickets from Moscow for the nine hour scenic journey.

Furthermore, every customer who books and pays for one of the holidays before Friday 31 October will be entered into a draw to win the cost of their holiday back, including taxes and charges.

Tony Gauci, head of Etihad Holidays, said: “Etihad Airways continues to launch flights to new destinations around the world which allows us to widen the variety of holidays we offer. This latest promotion is particularly exciting as it includes for the first time Moscow.

“It also offers a wide choice of summer and winter destinations and is open until the end of March 2009, therefore providing customers with plenty of opportunities to plan their breaks around work and school holidays.”

The new promotion also includes breaks to Geneva, New York, Muscat and Sydney in a line-up designed to cater for all tastes and budgets. Also available are holidays to Johannesburg and Sun City in South Africa and the southern German city of Munich.

A first for Etihad Holidays customers is the chance to book breaks to London and watch Chelsea Football Club in action in the Barclays Premier League.

As platinum sponsor of Chelsea FC, Etihad is offering breaks to London which include accommodation at the Copthorne Hotel Stamford Bridge, dinner on night of arrival, guided tour of stadium and match day tickets from Dhs 3,965.

Customers can fly with Etihad to Moscow and stay at one of five hotels for three nights from
Dhs 2,980. These hotels include the four star Holiday Inn Lesnaya hotel from Dhs 3,120, the four star Park Inn hotel from Dhs 3,805 and the five star Baltschug Kempinski from Dhs 4,940.

Etihad Holidays offers breaks to the Omani capital, Muscat, which include a two night stay at the five star Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa hotel from Dhs 2,085 per person including breakfast and transfers to Seeb airport.

The winter promotion offers hotels in Johannesburg and the nearby resort of Sun City with flights and three nights at the four star Protea Hotel Balaika from Dhs 4,980. Also available is a two night Kruger safari from Dhs 2,335.

Etihad Holidays offers also some of the best deals to the Chinese capital Beijing, with flights and three nights stay at the three star Holiday Inn Central Plaza from Dhs 3,770 and the five star Kerry Centre Hotel from Dhs 4,565.

There are four hotels available in the special campaign in Munich which includes flights and three nights at the four star Holiday Inn Munich City Centre from Dh 3,835 and the five star Sofitel Munich Bayerpost from Dhs 4,660.

Notes: To book one of the winter offers customers can visit Etihad Holiday shops in Al Wahda Mall, Khalidiyah Mall and Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi or call the UAE toll-free telephone number 800 2324.
The travel period is until 31 March 2009. Fares are per person with return economy flights from Abu Dhabi. The fares do not include airline taxes and fuel surcharges. Terms and conditions apply.

The draw for the raffle will take place on Tuesday 4 November 11am and the winner will be notified immediately.

About Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways is the national airline of the United Arab Emirates based in the UAE’s capital, Abu Dhabi. Currently Etihad offers flights to 48 destinations in the Middle East, Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Australia.

For further details: Etihad Airways Corporate Communications: Tel: + 971 (0) 2505 8317 / 8053 or visit



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