If you’ve already seen the latest instalment of the ‘Mission: Impossible’ movie franchise, then you no doubt know that Etihad Airways gets a starring role in the dramatic opening sequence of the two-part ‘Dead Reckoning’ film as Tom Cruise sprints across the roof of the new Midfield Terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Etihad Airways became the official airline of ‘Mission: Impossible’ to celebrate its involvement in the movie and along with lots of pretty cool marketing material – like ‘cabin crew’ skydiving while playing the iconic MI theme tune in mid-air – the airline has also been running a special Mission: Impossible fare sale.
It’s now your last chance to take advantage of the ‘Impossible: Deals’ sale, which will end on July 31. Destinations on offer include London to Bangkok and London to the Maldives, New York to Abu Dhabi, and Paris to Sydney or Seoul.
There’s no promo code required; just visit the special ‘Impossible: Deals’ page on the Etihad Airways website to see what destinations are on offer. Discounted flights are available dates between September 10 to December 10, 2023.
Flights in Etihad Airways Business Class are selling from just:
- London to Bangkok : £2,029
- London to Maldives (Male) : £3.139
- New York to Abu Dhabi : $5,499
- Paris to Sydney : €5,379
- Paris to Seoul : €3,249
Of course, Etihad Airways isn’t just celebrating its involvement in ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning’, but it’s also been getting avgeeks pretty excited over the return of its Airbus A380 superjumbo.
The iconic doubledeck aircraft returned to the skies in Etihad’s ‘facets of Abu Dhabi’ livery on July 25 with a post-pandemic inaugural flight from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow.
At the height of the pandemic, it was feared that the Etihad A380 would never return to commercial service, but travel demand has bounced so much that Etihad has brought back A380 to boost capacity as much as possible.
For now, the Etihad A380 will exclusively serve London Heathrow from the airline’s hub in Abu Dhabi, with up to three daily flights on the aircraft planned from November 2023. Etihad currently plans only to return four of its A380s to service, although that might change depending on demand.
Mateusz Maszczynski honed his skills as an international flight attendant at the most prominent airline in the Middle East and has been flying throughout the COVID-19 pandemic for a well-known European airline. Matt is passionate about the aviation industry and has become an expert in passenger experience and human-centric stories. Always keeping an ear close to the ground, Matt's industry insights, analysis and news coverage is frequently relied upon by some of the biggest names in journalism.