Etihad Airways Flights
Established in 2003, Etihad Airways Flights are the flag carrier of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. This airline operates flights to and from the Middle East, Europe, the Indian subcontinent, North America, the Far East, Africa, and Oceania, with its main hub in Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Travellers are required to check in 2 hours before scheduled departures. A simpler, smarter and faster way to check-in is online. Online check-in opens 24 hours before your flight and closes 2 hours before departure. Choose your seat and print your boarding pass.
You are allowed to carry one piece of hand luggage and personal items like laptops; one bag per traveller.
Etihad Airways offers 3 options for seating on their flights; economy class, business class and first class. Seats may be pre-booked and are very spacious. Some aircraft also have in-seat power sockets and audio/Ethernet connectivity.
As of 2009, the airline served 52 destinations around the
world, while its cargo serves 10 destinations in 38 countries across
Africa, Asia, North America, Europe, and Oceania. Today they have grown to over 95 cargo and passenger destinations in 62 countries.
Etihad Airways History
After being issued a royal decree by Sheikh Khaliefa bin Zayed Nahyan, Etihad Airways was established as the national airline of the United Arab Emirates. Starting with an initial budget of AED500 million, the airline began its first ceremonial flight to Al Ain on November 5th, 2003, and started commercial operations on November 12th that same year. In the following months, they were able to added almost one route per month to their growing portfolio. Etihad also set up a subsidiary, Etihad Holidays.
In 2004, Etihad flew its first direct flight from the United Arab Emirates to Geneva, and in 2005, it flew to Brussels and Toronto. By 2006, Etihad Airways had flown to 30 destinations in 30 months. In 2008, Etihad carried a whopping 6 million passengers to over 50 destinations.
Facts about Etihad Airways
- Etihad Airways allow travelling with pets. Pets travelling with passengers must be checked in at the ticket counter.
- Offers in-flight service like snacks and beverages for purchase and complimentary meals
- Etihad Airways airline fleet consists of 83 aircrafts
- For flights to international destinations, one piece checked baggage and one carry-on item are allowed free of charge
- Extra seats can be booked for special baggage