September 2014, Issue: 9 Volume: 32

Aviation

Etihad SuperSeller offers deals for trade
April 20125

ETIHAD Airways announced the Etihad SuperSeller, a travel agent incentive program that allows agents to earn Etihad Guest Miles on every Diamond First and Pearl Business class ticket sold. Agents based in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UK, France, USA and Australia are eligible to participate.

Etihad SuperSeller is a fully automated system. Agents can enrol at etihadagents.com and receive a SuperSeller APIN number which can then be entered into eligible bookings. Etihad Guest Miles will be automatically credited to agents’ accounts upon completion of the flights.

Agents can log in to etihadagents.com at any time to see miles credited to their personal accounts. The miles can be redeemed at the Etihad Guest online Rewards Shop (rewards.etihadguest.com).

Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways chief commercial officer, said: “We are thrilled to launch an innovative way to reward the support we receive from the travel trade community and to offer our valued travel agent partners the opportunity to reap the benefits of our award-winning Etihad Guest loyalty program. Agents will be able to redeem miles against a wide selection of more than 2,900 flight and non-flight rewards from over 200 partners.”

Etihad Guest Miles are awarded based on the destination and the class of travel. For details on how many miles are awarded per destination, visit etihadagents.com.

The airline recently celebrated the announcement of its third daily Bangkok-Abu Dhabi service with a Boeing 777-300ER while commencing scheduled flights between its hub in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, China, both from April 15.

The airline will also add Basra in southern Iraq to its network from mid-April. Basra becomes the 84th destination in the carrier’s global network and the third city it flies to in Iraq. Etihad Airways already operates services to the capital, Baghdad, and Erbil, in the country’s north.