Etihad Airways is the flag carrier airline of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Established in 2003 with headquarters in Khalifa City, the airline is managed by Chief Executive Officer James Hogan. Each year it is estimated that Etihad Airways transports over seven million passengers to destinations across Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania.
From its hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport, the airline operates scheduled services to 63 destinations in 42 countries. Etihad Airways flights depart from UK airports including London Gatwick, London Heathrow and Manchester. Operating 147 daily flights in total, Etihad Airways provides an extensive and reliable network. Business travellers in Abu Dhabi can reach international destinations directly with Etihad Airways. Popular routes include Chicago, Brussels, Geneva, Jeddah, Moscow, New York and Paris. Passengers can check Etihad Airways information for full details on upgraded cabins and in-flight features.
Etihad Airways check-in opens four hours before departure time. Passengers are advised to check in up to 90 minutes prior to scheduled take-off and arrive at the boarding gate 45 minutes before the flight.
Baggage restrictions vary between each cabin class. Economy can check in up to 23kg and carry on one item of hand luggage weighing 7kg. Business Class passengers are permitted 30kg and two cabin bags up to 12kg. Passengers travelling in First Class share the same hand luggage limits as Business Class and can check in up to 40kg.
The seat pitch on an Etihad Airways flight is 32 inches in Economy and 49 inches in Business Class. First Class passengers can benefit from a spacious seat pitch of 75 inches.
Frequent Flyer Programme
Etihad Guest is the frequent flyer programme available with Etihad Airways. Members can earn points to spend on partner flights with Qantas, Brussels Airlines, Oman Air and Jet Airways.
Etihad Airways is a familiar face at aviation industry awards, with a track record of picking up several accolades per annum. This year Etihad Airways has so far won Best Airline Website at the Pan Arab Web Awards, Best Environmental Initiative from the Best in Abu Dhabi Awards 2010 and three wins from Skytrax including Best First Class Airline Seat, Best First Class Onboard Catering and World's Best First Class.