Etihad Airways is the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and was established by Royal (Amiri) Decree in July 2003. It commenced operations in November 2003 and has developed into one of the fastest growing airlines in the history of commercial aviation.
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. The airline aims to be a truly 21st century, global airline, challenging and changing the established conventions of airline hospitality.
Etihad has also won a range of awards that reflect its position as one of the world's leading premium airline brands, including 'World’s Leading Airline’ at the World Travel Awards for five consecutive years.
The airline also gives special assistance to unaccompanied minors, expectant mothers, medical and special needs, special custom meals amongst other services. On long-haul flights, Business Class guests will enjoy the comfort of a fully-flat bed, and the convenience to dine anytime. First Class guests will enjoy all this and a bespoke turn-down service.
All of the partner airlines also have a shared selection of Hollywood movies available on board long-haul flights, which means if you don’t get the chance to finish watching your movie on the first flight, you can continue watching the same on your next flight