Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has increased baggage allowances for all Pearl Business class and Diamond First class guests by ten kilograms.

Guests travelling in Pearl Business class will now have an allowance of 40kg, and guests in Diamond First class will have an allowance of 50kg.

Members of the Etihad Guest frequent flyer program travelling in the Diamond First class or Pearl Business class cabins will be able to enjoy additional baggage allowances.

For example, an Etihad Guest Gold member will now be able to take as much as 65kg of baggage when flying in Diamond First class.

Etihad Airways Chief Commercial Officer Peter Baumgartner said: “We are delighted to be able to reward our premium guests and loyalty program members with an additional luggage allowance. At Etihad Airways, we are always looking to make the experience of flying as simple, convenient and rewarding as possible. We believe this increased allowance will prove very popular with our guests.”