Etihad Airways is the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates. The airline was set up by a Royal Decree in July 2003, with Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, as its hub. Etihad started commercial operations in November 2003.
Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is the airline’s hub. Etihad’s fleet of 66 aircraft operates more than 1300 flights per week, serving an international network of 87 passenger and cargo destinations in 55 countries.
Business: Etihad’s main business is the international air transportationof passengers. Etihad also operates Etihad Holidays, Etihad Cargo and a global contact centre organisation as part of its commercial group.
Destinations: Etihad currently serves 87 destinations in 55 countries, including passenger routes to: Abu Dhabi, Addis Ababa (November2012), Ahmedabad (November 2012), Almaty, Astana, Athens, Amman, Baghdad, Bahrain, Bangkok, Basra, Beijing, Beirut, Bengaluru(Bangalore), Brisbane, Brussels, Cairo, Calicut, Casablanca, Chennai, Chengdu, Chicago, Cochin, Colombo, Damascus, Dammam, Delhi, Dhaka, Doha, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Erbil, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Istanbul, Jakarta, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Karachi, Kathmandu, Khartoum, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Lagos, Lahore, Larnaca, London Heathrow, Maldives, Manchester, Manila, Melbourne, Minsk, Milan, Moscow, Mumbai, Munich, Muscat, Nagoya, Nairobi, New York, Paris, Peshawar, Riyadh, Sao Paolo (June 2013), Shanghai, Singapore, Seoul, Seychelles, Sydney, Tehran, Toronto, Thiruvananthapuram, Tokyo, Tripoli and Washington (March 2013).
Sustainability: Etihad Airways is fully committed to conducting its business in ways which ensure the responsible management of the effect it has on the environment. Through the adoption of its environmental policy, partnership with the Masdar future energy initiative and its fuel efficient fleet, the airline is focused on abiding by the principles of reduce, reuse and recycle.
People: Etihad employs more than 9,000 staff representing more than 120 nationalities from around the world. The airline is also committed to pioneering opportunities for the UAE’s national population, and through its Emiratisation Program, offers a wide range of training opportunities for Emiratis, including a cadet pilot scheme, a technical engineering development program and a graduate management development program.