Etihad Is Giving Away Ramadan Gift Boxes To The Needy

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Etihad Is Giving Away Ramadan Gift Boxes To The Needy

The Holy month of Ramadan is here and that also means people are looking for various ways to donate and be kind. However, unfortunately, this year Ramadan fridges are not a big deal because of Covid-19. But, it looks like companies and residents are finding other ways to give. Last year, Etihad travelled to several other countries and distributed fridges filled with Iftar meals. This year, the airline is giving away Ramadan gift boxes for the needy.

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Etihad is giving away free Ramadan gift boxes for medical staff, frontline works, volunteers and anyone in Abu Dhabi who needs a little help. The boxes will be delivered to those in need. Each of these boxes contain ready-made meals, offering the same experience one would have while flying Etihad.

The highlight of the initiative however is that Etihad has partnered with Zomato to extend a helping hand to the needy in Abu Dhabi. So, in case you’re sick, need food or are struggling, Etihad will send over a free meal box. All you need to do is log onto Zomato, proceed to the checkout and add the promo code: ETIHAD to receive a box.

What Else?

Etihad Airways has announced that it plans to resume business from May 16. Earlier, Etihad was mulling over a gradual return from May 1 2020. The airline is in close talks with the UAE government and will return to the skies as soon as it receives approvals. As of now, Etihad flights remain grounded and will operate a a reduced network from May 16 2020.

List Of Etihad Flights Available From Abu Dhabi

Amsterdam: 27, 29 April and 2, 6, 9, 13 May

Barcelona: 30 April and 7, 10, 14 May

Brussels: 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 May

Frankfurt: 3, 10 May

Jakarta: 30 April and 7, 14 May

Kuala Lumpur: 2, 9 May

London Heathrow:29, 30 April and 2, 6, 9, 13 May

Manila: 28, 30 April and 1, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 15 May

Melbourne: 28 April and 1, 5, 8, 12, 15 May

Seoul Incheon:  28, 30 April and 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14 May

Singapore: 28 April and 5, 12 May

Zurich: 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 May

Speaking about the decision, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “The monumental challenges being faced by all airlines, and our customers, have been beyond measure. However, we remain cautiously optimistic and will push ahead with our plans to resume normal flying, while striving to better serve and support our customers and our employees.”

Etihad however did not specify the destinations it would operate to once services resume. Etihad suspended all passenger flights starting on March 25 for two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the airline has been operating a number of special repatriation flights to transport those wanting to exit or enter the country.

The Covid pandemic has brought the travel industry to a stand-still as countries impose lockdowns worldwide. In a recent video on Twitter, Etihad put out a heartwarming tribute to frontline Covid-19 workers.