Etihad Airways Sponsors Marathon in Aid Of Local Charities in Pakistan

Lahore: 14 December, 2011 – Etihad Airways sponsored the Islamabad Dashers’ first Annual Half Marathon on December 11, 2011 where a total funding of PKR 525,000 was raised, and will be utilized for building the Mashal School and Cancer Hospital in Lahore.

The marathon was a joint collaboration between the Canadian High Commission in Islamabad and the Islamabad Dashers.

Amer Khan, Etihad’s Country Manager in Pakistan, said: “Etihad Airways is proud to have been associated with such committed and talented individuals. We are always on the lookout for ways and means by which we can help make a difference in the local community.”

On behalf of the Islamabad Dashers, Ms. Sadia Salman expressed his gratitude to Etihad Airways and all participants, for supporting the 1st Annual Half Marathon. He appreciated the successful and smooth conclusion of this fun filled healthy activity.

A raffle draw was held as part of the fundraising program, with winners receiving two Etihad Airways’ tickets to the UAE.

Etihad operates 23 weekly flights from Pakistan with daily flights from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad, and twice a week from Peshawar.

About Etihad Airways: Etihad Airways is the national airline of the United Arab Emirates based in the UAE’s capital, Abu Dhabi. Currently Etihad offers flights to over 60 destinations in the Middle East, Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Australia. From Pakistan, Etihad operates 23 weekly flights to Abu Dhabi – with daily flights from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad and twice weekly from Peshawar.

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