Etihad Airways is a flag carrier and the second-largest airline of the United Arab Emirates (after Emirates). Its head office is in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, near Abu Dhabi International Airport (OMAA - ICAO). Etihad commenced operations in November 2003 with its main base in Abu Dhabi International Airport . Etihad Airways is the third largest airline in the Middle East and it is the second largest airline in the UAE, after the Dubai-based airline Emirates.
Etihad, has a fleet size of 119, Etihad established its own airline alliance, Etihad Airways Partners, in 2015, which includes Alitalia, Jet Airways, Air Berlin, Niki, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles and Etihad Regional. Almost every participant airline has a considerable stake of the airline owned by Etihad. Booking for these airlines is consolidated under one network. With the exception of Niki, Etihad Airways holds minority equity investments in the participating airlines along with Virgin Australia which is not officially listed as Etihad Airways Partners.
The airline operates more than 1,000 flights per week to over 120 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas, with a fleet of 119 Airbus and Boeing aircraft as of August 2015. Etihad serves 90 passenger destinations across Africa, Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Australasia from its hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Etihad Airways, along with Air China, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Korean Air, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways and United Airlines, is one of the few carriers to have services to all six inhabited continents.
Fly with Etihad Airways with the latest in-flight entertainment systems, the finest dining and impeccable service. Etihad provides a wide variety of onboard services starting with special meal request with a wide cuisine on offer, Watch, Listen, Play, Connect with the options of watching movies, live TV channels, TV show, Audio & Games. Special assistance for unaccompanied minors, expectant mothers, assistance of nannies to new mothers are a few other services. Shop the latest fragrances, jewellery and more at the Duty free on flight option.