Rich Arabs and residents of UAE can now ship their luxury cars to Europe with Etihad Cargo and can even get 20% off the air cargo rates and their seat if they book in First or Business Class.
The cargo section for the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates is also offering additional services this year, arranging hotel accommodation and having the car delivered straight to the driver’s doorstep.
The offer is now available from Abu Dhabi to European destinations including Amsterdam, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, London, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Paris and Zurich.
With upgrades and expansions having been made to the passenger fleet, it is possible to move vehicles in the bellyhold of Etihad’s aircraft such as the Airbus 380. This also provides guests with access to The Residence, the world’s first three-room private suite on a commercial aircraft, which is served by a personal Butler.
For cities such as Dusseldorf and Zurich, guests are able to experience the Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, which also features the airline’s highly acclaimed next-generation interiors with Business Studios and Economy Smart Seats.
The number of cars transported has been steadily rising over the last few years and Etihad Cargo carried hundreds of automobiles during 2015. With additional aircraft and supporting services being added to the fleet this year, the cargo team is aiming to increase those numbers during 2016.
The category of cars being transported has included F1 cars, Super Sport cars as well as luxury car brands such as Ferrari, Porsche and Lamborghini. The airline’s links to Formula 1 are extensive and are underscored by the company’s sponsorship of the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
To book a flight, drivers can call Etihad on 800 2324 or +971 2 599 07 00 to book their car and flight package together.A customer agent will collect the car and flight details as well as offer an array of services; from door to door delivery to export, custom clearance and hotel accommodation. The special offer is running from now until the 30 September 2016.