This is because, the Bank and Etihad Airways have launched a partnership that offers discounted, highly affordable and convenient travel packages, including flight tickets, to existing and potential customers who fly on Etihad Airlines to any part of the world.
The discounted fares come with various benefits in the Bank’s financial products and services stable to enhance the travel experience of customers. These include, Personal Travel Allowance (PTA) and Business Travel Allowance (BTA) services, complimentary platinum cards and priority passes, complimentary lounge access at departure in Lagos, among other benefits.
There is also the USA Immigrations clearance at Abu Dhabi for travelers going to the United States and a dedicated service for customers who intend to travel to the Holy land in Mecca for Hajji and Umrah.
In a welcome address, the Managing Director, First City Monument Bank (FCMB), Mr. Adam Nuru commended Etihad Airways for the quality of service it offers its customers, noting that the brand within a few years of its establishment, has achieved a very robust international image with a high level of global acceptability within the aviation circles. Mr. Nuru said, “I thank the representatives of Etihad Airways Group. We do not take our partnership with you for granted. We take it seriously knowing that it will surely strengthen our course and increase the range of valuable products we can offer our loyal customers”.
While commenting on the partnership, the General Manager, Africa of Etihad Airways, Mr. George Mawadri, said, ‘’it is a privilege to partner FCMB and we are indeed happy. Etihad is a young airline, though we have grown within the short period of time. We fly directly to 110 destinations and do 140 other destinations in our partnerships with other airlines. We have acquired 60 new airplanes-Airbuses and Boeing 777s. We currently operate 5 weekly flights to Nigeria and very soon, plan to fly daily into the country. The good thing about our partnership with the Bank is that we have similar premium services with FCMB. We really appreciate the relationship and look forward to a long term and mutually beneficial partnership between the two parties”.
To ensure that a large number of Nigerians benefit from the package, FCMB and Etihad have concluded arrangements to embark on a road show across the country. During the road shows, customers stand a chance to win free flight tickets and other exciting gifts.