Announcement comes the same day as visa requirements are lifted for UAE nationals travelling to Ireland
Etihad Airways has announced special fares on flights between Dublin and Abu Dhabi to celebrate the lifting of visa requirements for UAE nationals travelling to Ireland, which comes into effect on January 31.
The special fares start at AED 2,885 in Economy and AED 15,215 in Business Class.
“Etihad Airways has witnessed considerable demand for its Abu Dhabi – Dublin route during recent years and the removal of visa requirements is great news for UAE Nationals looking to visit Ireland for a holiday or business,” said Mohammad Al Bulooki, Etihad Airways’ executive vice president, commercial.
“The national airline is delighted to celebrate this landmark moment with the introduction of special fares for UAE-based air travellers, which we hope will encourage more UAE Nationals to visit the ‘Emerald Isle’,” he added.
Etihad operates twice daily return flights between Abu Dhabi and Dublin, using a two-class Airbus A330-200 configured with 22 Business and 240 Economy seats.
Earlier in January, Irish Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan said that air links between the UAE and Ireland “are facilitating growing partnerships in trade, education and tourism in particular.”
“We look forward to welcoming increased numbers of Emirati business people, students and tourists who will travel to Ireland following the lifting of the visa requirement,” Flanagan added.
Etihad Airways said it will continue to work closely over the coming months with its partner Tourism Ireland to promote the visa requirements change and introduce special campaigns to highlight Ireland as an attractive tourist destination.For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.