Etihad, Google in new flight search deal

July 8, 2014
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The Airline’s Chief Commercial Officer Peter Baumgartner stated that the initiative will give guests convenient and full access to flight information via their preferred search engine/file
The Airline’s Chief Commercial Officer Peter Baumgartner stated that the initiative will give guests convenient and full access to flight information via their preferred search engine/file
NAIROBI, Kenya, July 8 – Passengers travelling via Etihad Airways will now be able to view flight schedules and fares on the search engine’s flight search tool following a partnership agreement signed with Google.

They will be able to explore and compare flights to and from any of Etihad Airways’ 103 destinations, and view live ticket prices for more than 1,400 of the airline’s weekly flights.

The Airline’s Chief Commercial Officer Peter Baumgartner stated that the initiative will give guests convenient and full access to flight information via their preferred search engine.

“As the World’s Leading Airline, Etihad Airways is always at the forefront of digital innovation and continues to apply leading-edge technology to enhance our guests’ booking experience,” he stated.

Google Travel in Europe General Manager Nicola Simionato stated that it will also be possible for search for the flight details using the tools.

“Etihad Airways has grown quickly into a formidable and popular airline, and we are delighted they are joining the Google Flight Search family. Travellers across the world will now be able to quickly and easily find and compare the best Etihad Airways flights within the fun and easy-to-use Google Flight Search tool.”

Flight Search can be accessed by clicking on “Flights” on the navigation bar on Google’s search results page, by going directly to www.google.com/flights“>www.google.com/flights, or by entering the flight search terms on Google and then clicking on the sponsored unit that appears.

Once users are on the Google Flight Search tool, they are able to quickly and easily conduct searches for different flight routings, use an interactive map to explore possible destinations and view live ticket prices.

Once users have selected the flights they want, they can click the “Book” button to proceed to the Etihad Airways website to purchase their tickets without having to fill in their flight choices again.

Flight Search can be accessed on tablets, smart phones and desktop computers.

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