More about Etihad Airways
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has established itself as the world’s leading airline in less than a decade. Set up by Royal (Amiri) Decree in July 2003, Etihad (the Arabic word for 'union') started commercial operations in November 2003, with Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, as the airline’s hub.
Etihad’s fleet of 66 aircraft operates more than 1,000 flights per week, serving an international network of 84 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. Etihad Airways also holds equity investments in airberlin, Air Seychelles, Virgin Australia and Aer Lingus.
The airline seeks to reflect the best of Arabian hospitality – cultured, considerate, warm and generous – as well as enhance the prestige of Abu Dhabi as a centre of hospitality between East and West. Etihad Airways has received a range of awards that reflect its position as the world’s leading premium airline brand, including the title of ‘World’s Leading Airline’ at the World Travel Awards in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
For further information on Etihad Airways, including a corporate profile, please visit the airline’s official website.
Offering generous rewards for our loyal guests
At Etihad Airways, we apply our unique vision of air travel – personalised, hospitable and very luxurious – to our loyalty programme. Unlike other airline loyalty programmes, Etihad Guest is flexible, luxurious and designed exclusively around you. Fly regularly as a guest of Etihad Airways and quickly rise through the programme’s four tiers, enjoying even more benefits as you travel. Each of the tiers – Etihad Guest, Etihad Guest Silver, Etihad Guest Gold and Etihad Guest Gold Elite – has been created with just one person in mind: you. The generous benefits are tailored to exceed your expectations.
Spending your miles with Etihad Airways is easy. Spend as little as one Etihad Guest Mile, and take advantage of amazing shopping opportunities at our Reward Shop or use your Etihad Guest Miles for free flights and experience the warmth of the welcome in our Pearl Business class or the unparalleled luxury of our Diamond First class. For more information, visit the Etihad Guest website.
Take the Etihad Airways interactive tour
Etihad Airways has a vision to be the best airline in the world, challenging and changing the established conventions of the global airline industry, while reflecting the very best of Arabian hospitality. What does this mean for you? With Etihad Airways, you will fly as a guest, not a passenger. Take our special interactive tour to discover more about the award-winning onboard service, luxurious airport lounges and convenient transfer options available with Etihad Airways, the world’s best airline.
Keep connected with Etihad Airways
There’s a number of different ways to connect with Etihad Airways and keep updated on our latest developments. For the latest news, special offers and competitions, you can register for our email newsletter, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, watch our videos on YouTube and read the latest press releases at our online media centre. As a truly global airline, you can also contact your nearest Etihad Airways office.
Guides, maps and wallpapers
Click, view and download all the essential Abu Dhabi information