On the 89th National Day of the Kingdom, Etihad Airways is proud to celebrate United Arab Emirates National Airlines – together with ADNOC (Abu Dhabi National Oil Company) – the leadership and individuals of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
The airline will launch a series of aircraft liveries to honor the major international trade markets, sector partners and airline destinations of ADNOC. The joint initiative commemorates the solid international trade relations between ADNOC and Etihad, and the wealthy diplomatic and cultural links the UAE has established with the countries worldwide. The first livery is a Boeing Dreamliner 787-9, inspired by Saudi Arabia, between Abu Dhabi and Riyadh on EY317 and EY318.
The custom-made livery celebrates the closely linked Historical relationships of the UAE with Saudi Arabia through a national color scheme for Islamic calligraphy and Mashrabiya.
As the airline of choice for a large number of Saudi citizens, the airline will also host an interesting event program for the Kingdom and Etihad customers.
On the 89th of Saudi National Day, a special video will begin the celebration with the players of the FC Al Nassr, one of the most popular football teams in Saudi Arabia sponsored by Etihad, from Riyadh. In its video, it will also display Saudi pilots operating on an airline.
A choice of the Saudi-Arabian theme dishes will be served to guests traveling from Abu Dhabi’s International Airport and to visitors of Etihad’s First and Business Class lounges in the UAE’s capital. On national days, guests are provided with Kabsa or Shawarma, chocolates and greeting cards when traveling between Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia.
During the National Day celebrations, the airline will also offer special fares from Saudi Arabia. More information on etihad.com or via local travel agents is accessible.
Earlier this year, since the beginning of their codeshare relationship in November 2018, Etihad and Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA), the Saudi domestic flag carrier, announced favorable traffic development. The two airlines continue to deepen the connections that exist between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, as they continue to develop.
The airlines are presently operating 77 Saudi Arabia flights a week; three Riyadh flights a day, three Jeddah flights a day and four Dammam flights a day, as well as regular Medina seasonal flights.