The UAE's national carrier Etihad Airways today said it has collaborated with global search engine Google to enable travellers across the US, Europe and Canada view the airline's flight schedules and fares.
Using flight search, 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 Etihad Airways 103 destinations, a release said.
Besides, the flyers can also view live ticket prices for more than 1,400 of the airline's weekly flights, it said.
Flight Search can be accessed by clicking on "flights" on the navigation bar on Google's search results page, by going directly to www.google.com/flights, or by entering the flight search terms on Google and then clicking on the sponsored unit that appears, the release said.
"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," Etihad Airways chief commercial officer Peter Baumgartner said.
Once users are on the Google flight search tool, they can quickly and easily conduct searches for different flight routings, use an interactive map to explore possible destinations and view live ticket prices.
Having selected the flight the customers want, they can click the "book" button to proceed to the Etihad Airways website to purchase their tickets without having to fill in their flight choices again, the airline said.
"We are delighted they are joining the Google flight search family.
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," Google general manager for Europe Nicola Simionato said in the release.