Etihad Airways

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About Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways, frequently referred to simply as Etihad, is the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Abu Dhabi, Etihad operates more than 1000 scheduled flights to around 100 passenger and cargo destinations across Africa, Europe, Australia, the US and South America, as well as the Middle East.

Etihad Airways is the 4th largest airline in the Middle East, and is the second-largest airline in the UAE (Dubai based Emirates is the biggest). The airline carried over 10 million passengers during 2012, generating around $4.8 billion in revenue and net profits in excess of $40 million during the same financial year.


Etihad Destinations

As of late 2013, Etihad Airways flies to over 96 passenger and cargo destinations in Europe ,Africa, the US, South America, Australia and Asia from its air traffic hub in Abu Dhabi International Airport. Etihad is one of the world's view airlines to fly to all six continents inhabited by people. Other airlines flying to all six continents include Qantas, Delta Airlines, British Airways, Singapore Airlines, Korean Air, South African Airways as well as United Airlines.


Etihad Codeshare Agreements

As of the first quarter of 2013, Etihad Airways has codeshare agreements with the following airlines, to name only a handful: Aer Lingus (Ireland), Air Berlin, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air Europe, Air France, Air Seychelles, Alitalia (whom they're looking to purchase), American Airlines, low cost airline Flybe, Jet Airways, JetBlue, KLM, Kenya Airways, Malaysian Airlines, South African Airways as well as Turkish Airlines.

In addition to its core offering of passenger flights, the airline also operates Etihad Cargo and Etihad Holidays. The airline has received more than 30 industry awards for excellence since its establishment in 2003, including World's Leading Airline (2009) and numerous Best First Class Airline (Skytrax 2013).

The name Etihad is derived from the Arabic word for union, and the airline's slogan is "From Abu Dhabi to the World".


The Etihad Equity Alliance

Etihad's operations hinge significantly on its equity alliance, which consists of the following equity stakeholdings: Air Berlin (29.21%), Jet Airways (24%), Air Serbia (49%), Air Seychelles (40%), Aer Lingus (4.1%), Darwin Airline (100%) and Virgin Australia (19.9%).


The Etihad Airways Fleet

Etihad operates a fleet of 85 Airbus and Boeing aircraft.


Etihad Bookings

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