As the official airline partner of UFC Fight Island, Etihad Airways will fly hundreds of UFC participants, including athletes and event crew, to Abu Dhabi for the event.
UFC Fight Island will feature a series of events, including UFC 251. This weekend, Etihad Airways carried UFC stars Amanda Ribas, Jéssica Andrade and José Aldo from Sao Paolo to Abu Dhabi, with Paige VanZant, Rose Namajunas and Max Holloway jetting into the UAE capital from Las Vegas.
The team was welcomed on board by Etihad Airways’ award-winning cabin crew, including the Etihad Wellness Ambassador, a member of the crew dedicated to guest wellbeing on board. A first in the industry, Etihad Airways’ ambassadors have been introduced to provide essential travel health information and care so every guest, including UFC champions, can fly with greater peace of mind.
Hosting a major sporting event during a pandemic is a complex undertaking, and organisations across Abu Dhabi have worked hand in hand to ensure this exciting event will be a huge success. The sport has a huge global following with athletes and the event team travelling in from all corners of the world, including Sao Paolo, Las Vegas, London and Moscow.