By Neil Halligan
Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways cut fares
Several Gulf airlines have slashed their fares for travel to a number of popular destinations during the summer and winter months.
Emirates has launched a fare sale in both economy and business classes to destinations worldwide from its Dubai base. Flying return to London Gatwick in economy class will cost AED2,585 ($xxx) and AED2,735 to London Heathrow, while a return flight to New York will cost AED3,995 and return flight to Sydney will cost AED6,485. The flights, which are subject to availability, must be booked by June 4 next and are for travel between June 1 and July 14.
Etihad, meanwhile, has announced a 96-hour ‘Early Bird Sale’ for economy and business class that will earn treble and quadruple bonus miles respectively. The sale ends today, May 27, and is for travel between September 14 and February 29, 2016.
An economy flight return to San Francisco will cost AED5,245, while a return flight to Johannesburg will cost AED3,385 and a return flight to Perth will cost AED5,065.
Sharjah-based Air Arabia has also launched an air fare sale to 32 destinations with return fares starting from AED299 to Muscat (from Sharjah and RAK). Other return fares include Kiev, Moscow or Tbilisi for AED799 (from Sharjah), and destinations like Goa, Jaipur or Peshawar for AED999. The fares need to be booked by June 1 and are for travel until December 10.
Qatar Airways has a ‘Q Flash’ sale on tomorrow (May 28) for travel between June 1 and June 30 for selected destinations from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah.