ICV-certified companies granted special rates on Etihad Airways flights
• The move aims to provide local suppliers and manufacturers with access to Etihad Airways’ wide network of passenger and cargo destinations
Abu Dhabi-UAE. 3 July 2023: Companies certified under the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology’s (MoIAT) National In-Country Value (ICV) Program can avail special rates on shipping and miles on Etihad Airways flights from 1 July until 1 October 2023. The initiative comes as part of a partnership between MoIAT and the airline, which was announced at this year’s Make it in the Emirates Forum in May.
ICV-certified companies will benefit from access to Etihad Airways’ wide network of services to Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and Africa. This access will enable ICV-certified companies to explore new global markets for their local products through passenger and cargo aircraft.. Additionally, ICV-certified companies will have the opportunity to earn miles for on-board flights during a two-month period, starting from August 1 and lasting until the end of September..
MoIAT aims to expand the National ICV Program’s scope to include new sectors, in line with the National Strategy for Industry and Advanced Technology, which aims to build the reputation of UAE products in global markets, boost their competitiveness, and create an attractive business environment for investment which strengthens local supply chains. The program currently includes 28 federal and local government entities as well as corporations.
Etihad Airways joined the National ICV Program in 2021 and has since prioritized local suppliers and companies. The introduction of the new rates complements the airline’s agreement with the ministry to further empower national companies.