The UAE Team brought home gold and bronze medals for competing in the athletics, powerlifting, cycling and shooting.
Etihad flight, EY 0871, departed Narita Airport at 9pm local time on September 05, the airline carried the victorious UAE para-athletes, coaches, medical and media crew. Etihad’s cabin crew gave a hero’s welcome to the champions as they travelled with the airline.
On arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport, the delegation was greeted by H.E. Mohammed Fadel Al Hameli, chairman, UAE National Paralympics Committee, members of the UAE National sports Committee, and Etihad Airways representatives.
Amina Taher, vice president brand, marketing and sponsorships, Etihad Airways, said, “It is an absolute honour as the UAE’s national airline to host the UAE champions on our flights. Over the years, Etihad has flown champions from many different sporting disciplines and world games, and we are proud to have this opportunity once again. As the official airline partner of the UAE Paralympic team and on behalf of the entire Etihad family, we send our heartfelt congratulations to these champions.”