Etihad Airways is the national air carrier of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The airline was established in 2003 and commenced its operations that very year. Its core area of operations is centered in Europe and Asia. It has a fairly good presence in Oceania, North America and Africa. Etihad Airways is headquartered in Khalifa City in Abu Dhabi and operates from its main base, the Abu Dhabi International Airport. It has a fleet of 57 aircrafts and its operations is spread around 42 countries. Close to 150 flights take off to 64 destinations daily. Etihad airways is also active in the cargo business and earn substantial revenues from its cargo operations. It has a cargo division called Etihad Crystal Cargo. According to 2009 figures, the airline carried more than seven million passengers, a colossal improvement when compared to 340,000 passengers that it carried during its first full year of operations in 2004. Revenue earnings are reported to be close to US $2.3 billion. View more on Etihad Airways, www.etihadairways.com.
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Pearl Zone and Coral Zone also offers enhanced passenger comfort facilities in the Business Class and Economy Class respectively. Etihad Airways uses the Thales TopSeries in-flight entertainment system on its long haul flights and A320-200 aircraft. Flights taking off to international destinations allow passengers to play their own audio, video and picture media on USB technology. In phone facility are also available on select flights. Book your flight onboard Etihad through FlyLink's innovative search panel.
Waiting for your flight can be a pleasure-filled experience at Etihad lounges. The lounge facilities are available to Diamond First Class and Business First Class passengers. The lounges are the final word in serenity, space and style. Unwind with a spa massage, a la carte fine dining and spending some time in the superbly designed family room. There is a champagne bar, cigar lounge and a space with business facilities such as free broadband internet and printing.
The first commercial flight of Etihad Airways was from Abu Dhabi to Beirut. Since then, it has gone on to become the fastest growing airline in the history of commercial aviation. Presently, it serves 61 destinations in 42 countries across Africa, ASIA, Europe, North America and Oceania.
The Etihad Fleet
The fleet of Etihad Airways consists of 57 aircrafts with another 100 odd aircrafts in its order list. The fleet includes Airbus A319-100, A320-200, A330-200 and 300, A340-500, A350-1000 and A380-800. It also has Boeing 777-300ER and Boeing 787-9 on its fleet. Etihad Crystal Cargo fleet includes Airbus A300-600RF, A330-200F, Boeing 777F and McDonnel Douglas MD-11F.
The First Class cabin in Etihad Airways is known as the Diamond Zone and has seats that rotate 180° and recline comfortably into flat beds. A privacy shell ensures a space to you while providing direct access to the aisles. There are facilities such as a mini-bar, portable meal table, magazine rack, reading and desk lamp. A 23” personal LCD TV, luxury suites and toilets are the hallmark of a Diamond Zone on all long haul flights.
Check-In & Baggage
Web check-in facilities are available and open 24 hours before departure time. You can neatly avoid the airport check-in queues and choose your own seat. The facility is available for Diamond First and Pearl Business passengers. All information about baggage is put up in a convenient manner on the website. This helps you avoid unnecessary hassle and delays at the last minute.
Etihad Airways has one of the best loyalty programs in the airline industry. Etihad Guest Miles helps you earn miles which can be redeemed in many, convenient and profitable ways.