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Popular with both holidaymakers and business travellers, Etihad Airways offers outstanding service and traditional Arabian hospitality. Almost 15 million people take Etihad Airways flights each year and the airline sees annual profits in the region of US$73 million. Etihad is also one of the Middle East's largest airlines, along with Emirates Airlines and Qatar Airways. The airline's main base is Abu Dhabi International Airport (IATA: AUH) from where it operates a fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft. Cabin service is outstanding and new cabin's were introduced in December 2014. These include The Residence and First Class Apartments on the Airbus 380 and First Class Suites on Boeing 787 and 789 aircraft. Passengers can expect:
As well as its extensive passenger service, Etihad Airways operates a cargo service, Etihad Cargo, that spans every continent and an upmarket package holiday service, Etihad Holidays. The airline's Etihad Guest programme rewards frequent flyers with a loyalty scheme and a discount web shop. Etihad has formed an alliance with several partners including Jet Airways, Alitalia, Air Serbia, Air Berlin, Niki, Air Seychelles and Etihad Regional. The carrier regularly unveils a range of deals, making it possible to find affordable flights to United Arab Emirates at almost any time of year. Passengers taking Etihad Airways flights continue to enjoy exceptional service to and from exciting destinations like Los Angeles, London, Sydney, Dubai and Paris.
Frequently asked questions about Etihad
Etihad Airways is the second flag carrier airline of the United Arab Emirates. The airline was established by Royal Decree in 2003. Etihad began operations with a ceremonial flight to Al Ain on November 5th 2003 and a week later its commercial services were launched with flights to Beirut. Today, Etihad Airways flights number over 1,000 per week and passengers can fly to to destinations in the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Australia. Etihad is owned by the government of Dubai and is a subsidiary of the Emirates Group.