21 March 2016

Etihad Airways partners with Ekar to offer its employees a smart mobility solution

Etihad Airways, the national airline of United Arab Emirates, and EKar, an innovative mobile app-based car rental company in the Middle East, have yesterday celebrated an inaugural partnership, offering the airline’s employees exclusive access to the smart mobility solution.

EKar is an easy to use car-sharing platform that provides pay-as-you-go hourly and daily car rental from the comfort of a laptop or smartphone.

Etihad Airways is the first airline in the region to embrace smart car-sharing and rental as an added employee benefit.

Brand new Nissan vehicles provided by EKar, with each model holding a five-star crash safety rating, have been reserved exclusively for Etihad Airways. Parked at the airline’s accommodation buildings in Abu Dhabi, employees can easily reserve and unlock the cars using the EKar app and can drive anywhere within the UAE for AED 27 per hour.

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From left to right are EKar Co-founder Vilhelm Hedberg, EKar General Manager Sean Fuller, Etihad Airways Vice President HR Operations Sinead Kilkelly and Etihad Airways Vice President People Reward and Policy Alistair McWhannell during the EKar inaugural launch event at Etihad Airways Headquarters in Abu Dhabi.