Etihad partners Google to make flight search easier

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Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has struck a partnership with Google to make it more convenient for travellers to check the airline's flight schedules and fares using the search engine.

Using Flight Search application of Google, travellers in the US, Canada, the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Poland and Ireland will be able to explore and compare flights to and from any of the airline's 103 destinations, besides checking live ticket prices for more than 1,400 weekly flights.

"We are delighted to announce this major and growing partnership with Google, which will enable us to give guests convenient and full access to our flight information via their preferred search engine," said Peter Baumgartner, Chief Commercial Officer of Etihad Airways yesterday.

"Travellers across the world will now be able to quickly and easily find and compare the best Etihad Airways flights within the fun and easy-to-use Google Flight Search tool," said Nicola Simionato, General Manager for Google Travel in Europe.

Flight Search can be accessed by clicking on 'Flights' on the navigation bar on Google's search results page, by either going directly to www.Google.Com/flights, or by entering the flight search terms then clicking on the sponsored unit that appears.

Once users are on the Google Flight Search tool, they are able to quickly and easily conduct searches for different flight routings, use an interactive map to explore possible destinations and check live ticket prices.

After selecting the flights they want, travellers can make the bookings.

Flight Search can also be accessed on tablets, smartphones and desktop computers.

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