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    Etihad Airways Signs Partnership Deal with FCMB

    L-R General Manager, West and North Africa of Etihad Airways, Mr. George Mawadri, MD/CEO, FCMB, Mr. Adamu Nuru and the Executive Director, Retail Banking of FCMB, Mr. Olu Akanmu at the MOU signing in Lagos
    Etihad Airways and First City Monument Bank, 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.
    Through this deal, customers of First City Monument Bank Limited (FCMB) who desire to travel abroad for personal or a business purpose at a very affordable fare now have an opportunity to do so.

    Speaking on the partnership, the General Manager, West and North 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 other 140 destinations in our partnerships with other airlines. We have acquired 60 new airplanes-Airbus and Boeing 777. We pride ourselves as a 5 star airline and our customers can attest to our world-class facility and services. The good thing about our partnership with the Bank is that we have similar premium services with FCMB. I really appreciate the relationship and look forward to a long term benefit for the two parties.”

    The discounted fares come with various benefits from 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 the 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.
    To benefit from the package, all an existing customer of FCMB needs do is to

    Visit www.FCMB.com/premium-travel-offers 
    Click apply now
    Complete the form
    Submit.
    Don’t have an FCMB account? Open one now by clicking here https://onlineaccount.fcmb.com/start  It takes only 4 minutes and you get your account number instantly.

    In a welcome address, the Managing Director, First City Monument Bank (FCMB), 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, 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 roadshow across the country. During the road shows, customers stand a chance to win free flight tickets and other exciting gifts. First City Monument Bank (FCMB) is a member of FCMB Group Plc, which is one of the leading financial service institutions in Nigeria with subsidiaries that are market leaders in their respective segments. Having successfully transformed to a retail and commercial banking-led group, the Bank has continued to distinguish itself by delivering exceptional services, while enhancing the growth and achievement of the personal and business aspirations of its customers.

    Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) is a diversified global aviation and travel group comprising five business divisions – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways Engineering, Etihad Airport Services, Hala Group and Airline Equity Partners.
    The group has minority investments in six airlines: airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Jet Airways, and Virgin Australia.
    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. In 2013, it placed firm orders for 204 aircraft, which included 71 Boeing 787s, 25 Boeing 777Xs, 62 Airbus A350s and 10 Airbus A380s.
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