About Etihad Airways
The national airline of United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways has become one of the leading airlines in the world. Etihad is an Arabic word that means union and represents the spirit of UAE. The airline was established back in November 2003 by the Royal (Amiri) Decree. Right from its inception, the airline has proved to be one of the fastest growing carriers in the commercial aviation industry. It has its hub in the capital of UAE, Abu Dhabi that gives it a geographical advantage. The airline boasts of an impressive fleet of 66 aircrafts with over 1000 Etihad Airways flights operating every week. The airline offers air tickets at low air fare to around 84 destinations around the world. The carrier owns around 30 and 40 per cent stake in airberlin and Air Seychelles, with the former being the second largest carrier in Germany. This helps it in serving passengers better and offers a comprehensive flight schedule to various destinations. Etihad Airways truly reflects the warm, generous and cultured Arabian hospitality, both in flight and at airport. The warm hospitality and world-class services have won the airline several awards, including 'World's Leading Airline' for three consecutive years of 2009, 2010 and 2011 at World Travel Awards.