Etihad Airways is a banner bearer and the second-biggest carrier of the United Arab Emirates (after Emirates).Its head office is in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, close Abu Dhabi International Airport (OMAA – ICAO). Etihad started operations in November 2003.
The carrier works more than 1,000 flights for each week to more than 120 traveler and freight destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas, with an armada of 122 Airbus and Boeing air ship as of March 2016. In 2014, Etihad conveyed 14.8 million travelers, a 22.3% expansion from the earlier year, conveying incomes of US$7.6 billion and net benefits of US$73 million. Etihad Airways is the third biggest carrier in the Middle East and it is the second biggest aircraft in the UAE. In just shy of 12 years, we have extended our worldwide system to reach more than 100 business destinations in 66 nations.
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. Our goal is to be a truly 21st century, global airline, challenging and changing the established conventions of airline hospitality.