Etihad Airways premiers a new TVC for Global audience!

Etihad Airways premiers a brand new television commercial and supporting digital media campaign to a global audience from Friday 1 June. 
The new commercial is based on the fact that Etihad Airways is the fastest growing airline in aviation history and during its first eight years of operation, more people have switched to Etihad Airways than to any other global airline in history.
Titled ‘Why’, the commercial and campaign focuses on why more than 40 million people have chosen to fly with Etihad Airways rather than industry competitors.
The television commercial, filmed on location on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, will be shown on pan-regional television media across Europe, the Middle East and Africa in addition to country specific stations in the UAE, France, Germany, Ireland, UK, United States, India, Pakistan and Australia.
Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer, said: “The Etihad Airways success story is a phenomenal one that will probably never be repeated. The airline has evolved from an initial vision, to a fledgling start-up, to the award-winning airline that we are today.
“The marketing campaign shares some of the secrets of our success with a worldwide audience and shows how, in less than nine years of operations, we have carried more than 40 million passengers and become synonymous with providing customers with the highest levels of hospitality and service.

“Our home-base of Abu Dhabi has also experienced tremendous development during this period and we were thrilled to conduct the filming for the commercial at beach locations on the stunning Saadiyat Island.”

It is the first commercial written by Etihad Airways’ recently appointed global agency, M & C Saatchi. It is directed by renowned film director, Chris Hartwill, from Ridley Scott’s company, RSA Films.
The synopsis of the commercial, which will be translated into Arabic, French, German and Chinese, shows people enjoying a day at the beach who are surprised to see an Etihad A340 fly past, trailing a giant message.
The tail fin message, and interest driven by the commercial, invites viewers to visit the specially developed microsite and other digital platforms in order to find out more.
Special approval was given to Etihad Airways to allow the aircraft to fly at such a low level near the Saadiyat Island coastline. Crowds gathered to see the aircraft complete two fly-past sessions on 21 May.
In addition to the television channels around the world, the television commercial can be seen at

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