Abu Dhabi’s Etihad unveils Ramadan in-flight plans

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Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways has unveiled it plans to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, which starts on Wednesday at sunset, with special in-flight announcements and catering.

“During the Holy month of Ramadan, Etihad Airways’ hospitality service which includes in-flight catering continues to operate as normal. However, for guests who are fasting, in-flight public announcements are made regarding both Suhoor and Iftar timings,” an Etihad Airways spokesperson said.

“In addition, for those flights which arrive or depart close to Iftar, we have a special Ramadan offering which is packaged for the guest to take with them if desired. The offering includes Arabian dates, Laban, a fresh sandwich and a bottle of water,” he added.

Many airlines in the region have put in place special procedures for the holy month, with Dubai’s Emirates Airline also announcing extra flights to cater to increased demand.

Emirates will operate nearly 60 extra flights to assist pilgrims travelling to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during Ramadan. An additional 42 services will operate to Jeddah from July 5 to August 16. An extra 17 flights will operate to Madinah from July 16 to 31.

Emirates and Qatar Airways did not respond to enquiries on their in-fight procedures during Ramadan.

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Every airline does this, even Virgin Atlantic. How is this newsworthy as a headline story..

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