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Earlier during the day, Etihad Airways has also announced that it is allowing travellers one complimentary date or destination change for all flights booked between March 8 and April 7, 2020.
According to a press release issued by Air Arabia on Monday, the new waiver policy offers passengers the flexibility to modify their travel bookings without charge and reissuance fees, further underlining Air Arabia’s commitment to providing flexibility and prioritising the convenience of its customers.
Air Arabia customers can change their existing and new bookings made until March 31, 2020, for travel until Dec.31, 2020, up to 72 hours prior to departure. This applies to all flights across the Air Arabia network from its hubs in the UAE, Morocco and Egypt.
Customers will only need to pay the fare difference, if any, at the time of rebooking their flights. Air Arabia’s dedicated call centres and sales offices available throughout their entire network will assist customers with their bookings and enquiries.
In a statement on Monday, the airline said the offer is valid for travel from March 22, 2020, and is applicable to all fares including Etihad Guest redemptions and Etihad Holiday bookings.
Any fare difference arising from the rebooking/rerouting will be applied, it added.
The Sharjah-based budget airline, Air Arabia, announced it operated a new repatriation flight from Nepal to Sharjah carrying UAE nationals back home free of charge.
Air Arabia was adjudged in the Low-Cost Airline of the Year category by an expert panel of industry judges for the carrier’s innovation, sustainable performance and continuous growth, said a press release issued by the company on Monday.
The aviation industry has been among the worst hit by the COVID-19 outbreak, which has dented travel demand and forced major airlines to lay off staff and seek government bailouts.
Air Arabia Abu Dhabi was formed following an agreement by Etihad Airways and Air Arabia to establish the capital’s first low-cost carrier that follows the business model of Air Arabia and complements the services of Etihad Airways from Abu Dhabi thereby catering to the growing low-cost travel market segment in the region.
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