Etihad Airways, this elegant airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), came into existence in the year 2003. This second largest airline, it is the flag carrier airline of the UAE. Its headquarters is based in Khalifa city, Abu Dhabi. Etihad is the romanized version of the Arabic word which means Union. The captivating slogan of this airline is From Abu Dhabi to the World, The World Is Our Home, You Are Our Guest. With fleet size of 107, this fascinating airline covers approximately 120 destinations across the globe.
The IATA code for Etihad Airways is EY.
Etihad Airways operates a mixed fleet of Airbus A319-100, Airbus A320-200, Airbus A321-200, Airbus A321-200, Airbus A330-200, Airbus A330-300, Airbus A340-500, Airbus A340-500, Airbus A340-600, Airbus A380-800, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 787-9, Airbus A330-200F, Boeing 747-400F, Boeing 747-8F and Boeing 777F.
Destinations covered by Etihad Airways
This stunning airline covers enchanting destinations across the globe. It’s one of the few airline carriers to fly to all the six inhabited continents of Africa, Europe, Asia, North America, South Africa and Australia.
Awards and Recognition
Since its inauguration in 2003, Etihad has won around 30 awards. It has won the “World’s Leading Airline” at the World Travel Awards for five consecutive years.
Incredible amenities offered by Etihad Airways
Etihad Airways pampers the Business class by offering them free transfers to and from the airport. The major attraction of this airline is their mesmerizing lounge which has enchanting dining facilities, relaxation rooms, opulent bathrooms and lavish leather chairs. For long haul flights, Etihad even offers the service of a flying nanny, an extra pair of hands to help take care of toddlers on board. The flying nanny comes equipped with with a goody bag filled with crayons, books and other entertainment for the kids, so that the parents can sit back and relax.
Etihad Airways offers the web check-in facility thereby enabling the travellers comfortable and hassle free experience. The travellers can check-in online from 24 hours to 2 hours before their flight’s departure, choose their preferred seat and print their Boarding Pass. You can even print the boarding pass from the kiosk at the airport.
The dimensions of checked baggage allowance are- flights to/from the US, Canada and Brazil: 158cm (50 x 70 x 38) and flights to/from all other destinations:
207cm (45 x 72 x 90). The weight should not exceed 50 kg for first class passengers, 40 kg for business class passenger and 30 kg for economy class. The business and first class passengers are allowed 2 over head bags, the weight of which should not exceed 12 kg. The economy class passengers are allowed 1 over head bag the weight of which should not be more than 7kg.