Etihad Airways Brings Together Athletes from Two Premier Capitals as Sponsor of Events DC Nation’s Tri and TriYAS Triathlons

Etihad Tri Club Challenge participants are eligible to win an exclusive package including roundtrip flights, TriYAS entry and bike shipping, compliments of the UAE-based airline

WASHINGTON--()--Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is proud to sponsor the 2015 Events DC Nation’s Triathlon taking place in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. This sponsorship continues the airline’s support for the world renowned race and TriYAS, which takes place in Abu Dhabi on Friday, February 26, 2016.

“Etihad’s continued support of these two triathlons further shows the strong links that connect these two capital cities together, including their shared and growing cultural, sports and commercial ties.”

“Etihad Airways is proud to once again sponsor Events DC Nation’s Tri and TriYAS, Events DC sister race, supporting and promoting the health and wellness goals of the triathlons’ global participants,” said Martin Drew, Senior Vice President of Americas, Etihad Airways. “Etihad’s continued support of these two triathlons further shows the strong links that connect these two capital cities together, including their shared and growing cultural, sports and commercial ties.”

Members of Etihad Airways’ world class cabin crew will also be on-site at the triathlons. At the end of the Events DC Nation’s Tri race, participants are invited to memorialize their accomplishment at Etihad Airways’ photo booth where each participant will be entered to win a trip to 2016’s TriYAS Triathlon.

As part of the airline’s support for the Nation’s Tri, Etihad is hosting the Etihad Tri Club Challenge, a ‘race within the race’ that encourages greater participation from local and international triathlete clubs participating in triathlon. All Etihad Tri Club Challenge participants will be entered to win an exclusive package, including roundtrip travel on Etihad Airways between Etihad’s six U.S. gateway cities and Abu Dhabi, entry into TriYAS, and free bike shipping -- compliments of Etihad Airways. Two lucky winners will be selected from among all entrants.

Etihad Airways began service between Washington, D.C. and Abu Dhabi in 2013. The airline also provides roundtrip, nonstop service from five other U.S. gateway cities, including Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco on to Abu Dhabi and the world.

For more information about Etihad Airways’ Tri Club Challenge, please visit http://nationstri.com/registration/etihad-airways-tri-club-challenge/.

About Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways began operations in 2003, and in 2014 carried 14.8 million passengers. From its Abu Dhabi base, Etihad Airways flies to or has announced plans to serve 110 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The airline has a fleet of 119 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, and more than 200 aircraft on firm order, including 66 Boeing 787s, 25 Boeing 777-X, 62 Airbus A350s and six Airbus A380s.

Etihad Airways holds equity investments in airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Jet Airways, Virgin Australia, and Swiss-based Darwin Airline, trading as Etihad Regional. Etihad Airways, along with airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Etihad Regional, Jet Airways and NIKI, also participate in Etihad Airways Partners, a new brand that brings together like-minded airlines to offer customers more choice through improved networks and schedules and enhanced frequent flyer benefits. For more information, please visit: www.etihad.com.

In the U.S. Etihad Airways is proud to sponsor Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.; Monumental Sports and Entertainment (MSE), owners and operators of the Washington Capitals (NHL), Washington Wizards (NBA), Washington Mystics (WNBA) and Verizon Center; Major League Soccer (MLS); Nation’s Triathlon; and, the New York City Football Club (NYCFC).

Contacts

Ketchum, on behalf of Etihad Airways
Jeremy Pelofsky, 202-835-8885 (direct)
jeremy.pelofsky@ketchum.com
or
Etihad Airways Corporate Affairs
Katie Connell, 202-863-7272 (direct)
917-515-1136 (mobile)
KConnell@etihad.ae