Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is offering MasterCard holders in Nigeria up to 15 per cent discount on Etihad Airways’ standard published fares if they use their MasterCard when purchasing tickets on Etihad Airways’ website   between June 3 and August 3, 2013.*


The promotion is available to both MasterCard credit and debit card holders, and is exclusive to the Nigerian market. A roundtrip or one-way ticket in Pearl Business Class using a MasterCard card will be discounted by 15 per cent, while Coral Economy Class travellers will receive a 10 per cent discount on the airline’s standard listed fares. All travel must be completed by December 10, 2013.


Maurice Phohleli, Etihad Airways’ General Manager, Nigeria and West Africa, said: “We are pleased to partner with MasterCard on this promotion which provides our customers with the added convenience of being able to buy their tickets quickly and safely online, and at great value.”


Omokehinde Ojomuyide, MasterCard Vice President and Area Business Head, West Africa, said: “MasterCard is delighted to be part of this initiative to help the Nigerian market gravitate towards global best practices in card commerce.”


This promotion is exclusive to MasterCard cardholders in Nigeria as an incentive to encourage Nigerians to embrace cashless transactions. In addition, holders of Titanium, Platinum or World Debit MasterCard cards are guaranteed complimentary access to the Al Reem Lounge at Abu Dhabi International Airport irrespective of the class of ticket purchased.


MasterCard and Etihad Airways have taken extensive steps to ensure the safety of online transactions at   with the mandatory use of MasterCard Securecode.”


Etihad Airways commenced its service between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates in June 2012 and recently announced an upgrade of its Lagos service from six flights a week to daily to meet growing demand from passengers travelling to and from Nigeria.


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