khaleejtimes, Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 | Jumada Al Thani 22, 1438
Emirates, Etihad spread happiness among passengers
Today is International Happiness Day, and two of UAE's -- and the world's --
leading airlines have gone the extra mile to ensure they happy customers fly
with wider smiles on their faces.
Dubai-based Emirates and Abu Dhabi's Etihad surprised customers by upgrading
some of them to Business class, while offering tickets to employees as well.
Across its boarding gates at Terminal 3 this morning, Emirates delighted
unsuspecting passengers travelling from and transiting in Dubai with Business
Class upgrades, a simple gesture to make their journey extra special.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates
Airline & Group said: "Happiness means different things to different people.
Many find happiness in constantly challenging themselves to achieve new goals,
learning new skills, or nurturing strong relationships in their personal and
professional lives. Most times, all it really takes is to simply share a smile.
It's one of the most powerful human gestures. We're fortunate that our leaders
in the UAE fully understand the power of happy people."
Employees of the Emirates Group were also given a little surprise today, as the
company announced that eligible employees would be given one free
service-related ticket to any destination on the airline's route network.
In the Capital, a piano performance took place at Abu Dhabi International
Airport on Terminal 3 by the first UAE national female music composer, Eman Al
Hashimi, while two guests were the lucky winners of an Etihad Airways upgrade.
Mubarak Al Jneibi and Jumaa Al Jneibi were welcomed by Etihad Airways management
at the airport to surprise them with the gift.
Etihad Airways' commitment to providing unrivalled customer service, comfort and
excellence across the board firmly positions them as one of the world's premier