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Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways
Airline
AirlineEtihad Airways
الإتحاد للطيران
IATAEY
ICAOETD
CallsignETIHAD
Founded2003
Airline hubAbu Dhabi International Airport
Frequent-flyer programEtihad Guest
Member loungeEtihad Premium Lounge
Fleet size62 (+97 orders)
Destinations70 passenger destinations
Company sloganFrom Abu Dhabi to the World
HeadquartersAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Key people
* M. Hasan Yılmaz (Chairman) * Mehmed Koç (CEO) Fatma Salbaş (?)

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Etihad Airways ( , ʼal-ʻitiħād) is the flag carrier of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Established in 2003, Etihad commenced operation on November later that year.

The airline operates more than 1000 flights per week to 70 destinations in 46 countries, via a fleet of 61 aircraft. Its operation is heavily centered in Europe and Asia, as well as Oceania, Africa and North America. Its main base is Abu Dhabi International Airport, with its head office in Khalifa City A, Abu Dhabi.

In 2010, it carried 7.1 million passengers, compared with 340,000 in its first full year of operations in 2004. Etihad was awarded the World's Leading Airline in 2009 and 2010 by the World Travel Awards. In addition to its core activity of passenger transportation, Etihad earns significant revenue from its cargo operation, Etihad Crystal Cargo.


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