Etihad Airways is a national flag carrier of United Arab Emirates. It is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and the Arab Air Carriers' Organization (AACO). It was established in 2003 and commenced its first flight in the same year. It takes Abu Dhabi International Airport as the main hub of its operations.
Etihad Airways is considered one of the world's leading airlines with fast growth and continuous modernization. Today, Etihad Airways flights cover more than 110 destinations in 62 countries around the world using a fleet of more than 122 ultra-modern aircrafts. The number of the staff is around 26,757 employees from 153 different nationalities.
In order to expand its map of destinations, Etihad Airways shares code in partnership agreements with 55 airlines:
Business Class passengers on both Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 are privileged with access to Business Studio, designed and equipped to carry out business activities above the clouds.
Etihad Airways fleet has 122 modern aircrafts, as follows:
In addition, it has ordered 12 aircrafts of different models and they are expected to be delivered during 2017.
It provides a system of entertainment for all passengers regardless of their class including a wide range of AVOD genres such as: movies, television shows, music, radio channels and a collection audio books.
The passengers on Etihad can enjoy shopping on board, and buy the latest products from a wide assortment of customs-free goods, so they are sold at competitive prices, upto 10% discount on the total value of purchases.
Special assistance includes taking care of unaccompanied children from 5 to 16 years of age. Utmost care is given to physically challenged individuals and pregnant women who are entitled to board the plane.
Etihad Lounges are located in Abu Dhabi International Airport and a number of other international airports such as London, New York, Paris, and Sydney.
These lounges have many special features, reflecting generosity and hospitality. They include a range of personalized and luxurious services such as WiFi, food, beverages, personal care, haircut, shower, relaxation rooms, smoking zones, and a business center.
Etihad Airways offers online booking to enable clients to book their flights, choose their preferred seats, and issue the boarding pass. Boarding pass issuance is available for print as early as 48 hours and up to one hour before flight departure time.
For a hassle free trip, passengers are highly recommended to arrive at the airport 4 hours prior to their flight take - off timing, in order to complete check-in and security scanning on time.
It was established in July and launched its first commercial flights in November of the same year.
It signed two commercial deals with Boeing and Airbus at a total cost of $ 8 billion.