Etihad Airways

    Etihad, meaning union, is the national carrier of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the UAE as well; it is also the second largest airline carrier in the UAE. Headquartered in Khalifa City A, in Abu Dhabi, Etihad began operations in November 2003. The airline is recognized as the “World’s Leading Airline” at the World Travel Awards for seven consecutive years now. Adding to its laurels, Etihad Airways was rated as a 5-star airline by Skytrax in October 2016. It lives by the philosophy, ‘The World is our Home, You are our Guests’. Besides Etihad Airways, the company also operates Etihad Holidays and Etihad Cargo.

    The IATA code for Etihad is EY.

    The fleet

    The airline operates more than 1,000 flights per week to 120 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas, either on its own route or on codeshare routes. It owns a fleet of 128 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, comprising of new generation crafts like Airbus A319-100, A320-200, A321-200, A330-200, A330-300, A340-500, A340-600 and A380-800, and Boeing’s B777-200LR, B777-300ER, B777-787-9 and more.


    In 2015, Etihad launched its own airline alliance, Etihad Airways Partners, which includes Alitalia, Jet Airways, Air Berlin, Niki, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles and Etihad Regional. Etihad, along with s select few other airlines, flies to destinations in the six inhabited continents. Etihad also has codeshare agreements with 50 airlines, including Aer Lingus, Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air France, Air New Zealand, American Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Czech Airlines, Darwin Airline, Flybe, Flynas, Jet Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Philippine Airlines, SriLankan Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Airlines and many more! Etihad also has a codeshare partnership with French Railways, SNCF or the National Society of French Railways.

    On board facilities

    The airline offers supreme comfort across their different classes for travelers; The Residence, First Class (Apartment and Suites), Business Class and Economy Class. You can experience the fine Arabian dining cuisine, vintage wines, special and customized meals during your flight with Etihad. The in-flight entertainment offers 750 hours of entertainment with 120 movies, 300 popular TV shows, 7 live TV channels, 16 radio channels, 400 CDs and up to 60 interactive games. Duty-free boutique shopping is also available on board for your convenience. Etihad also has nanny services for those needing assistance across all classes in their flight.

    Ground facilities

    Etihad Airways’ The Residence, First Class and Business Class travellers can enjoy VIP Travel Concierge, personal chauffeur services at more than 40 cities across their network, along with other ground facilities such as city check-ins, luxury lounges, and express coach.

    Online booking

    You can book your Etihad Airways flight tickets, along with your customized meals, chauffeur services or medical needs online. You can always manage your existing booking, check-in online, and track your flight status on their website. If you like, you can also upgrade your flight online.

    Frequent Flyer Program

    Etihad Guest is the frequent flyer loyalty program of Etihad Airways. There are four Guest tiers: Etihad Guest, Etihad Guest Silver, Etihad Guest Gold and the Etihad Guest Platinum. Several benefits are offered to Etihad Guest members, such as online redemption via Reward Shop, instant upgrades, lounge access, priority check-ins, luggage allowances and much more!

    Before heading to the airport

    Airport and baggage information is available on Etihad’s website for reference. Make sure you follow the baggage dimension specified for each route. Flights to and from the US, Canada, and Brazil allow baggage dimensions of up to 158 cm, while flights to and from all other destinations allow 207 cm. Other than the US, Canada or Brazil, the luggage allowance for First Class is up to 50kg, for Business Class is up to 40kg and for Economy class is up to 30 kg. For journeys on The Residence, each passenger is allowed up to 4 pieces of luggage, each not weighing more than 32 kg.

    Phone:  8008447893 (STC) 8008500026 (Non STC)

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