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Lahore 22 November 2016 – HBL and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, have entered into a commercial partnership through which HBL Credit and Debit Cardholders will benefit from special reduced fares on all online Etihad Airways ticket purchases.

The agreement was signed in Karachi by Aamir Kureshi,HBL Global Consumer Banking Head,and Ahmed Zahoor,Etihad Airways General Manager Pakistan.Speaking at the occasion, Ahmed Zahoor, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for HBL customers who are frequent travellers as the collaboration with Etihad Airways allows them to enjoy great fares across our global network, while enjoying excellent levels of service across our cabins.Aamir Kureshi added: “HBL is proud to partner with Etihad Airwaysto offer our card customers additional value for their travel needs. We are continuously exploring new ways to offer our customers an enhanced and rewarding card experience. Our strategic alliance with Etihad Airways is a result of their strong on-ground presence in Pakistan as well as the collaborative efforts of both organisations. We strongly believe that the partnership will be truly rewarding for our card customers.Through the partnership, HBL will capitalise on the increasing trend of e-commerce in the country and further strengthen its position in the market.Etihad Airways operates scheduled flights from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad to its Abu Dhabi hub, with onward connections to destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australasia and The Americas. With partner airlines, Etihad Airways serves more than 600 destinations worldwide from Abu Dhabi, offering travellers greater choice and more travel options.Recently awarded a 5-star ranking for service and excellence by industry audit Skytrax, Etihad Airways has excelled as a leader in innovative service, guest experience and hospitality.Also present at the signing event were senior officials from both companies, including Naveed Asghar, HBL Chief Marketing Officer; Syed Muddasir Niazi, HBL Head of Credit Cards; and Naveed Ahmed, Etihad Airways Manager Sales.

Caption: Shakinghands to a new commercial agreement are Ahmed Zahoor, Etihad Airways General Manager Pakistan (third left) with Aamir Kureshi, HBL Global Consumer Banking Head.

 About Etihad Aviation Group

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) is a diversified global aviation and travel group comprising four business divisions – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways Engineering, Hala Group and Airline Equity Partners. The group has minority investments in seven airlines: airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Jet Airways, Virgin Australia, and Swiss-based Darwin Airline, trading as Etihad Regional.From its Abu Dhabi base, Etihad Airways flies to, or has announced plans to serve, more than 110 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The airline has a fleet of over 120 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, with 204 aircraft on firm order, including 71 Boeing 787s, 25 Boeing 777Xs, 62 Airbus A350s and 10 Airbus A380s. For more information, please visit:etihad.com

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