Our commitment to the welfare, safety and well-being of the diverse group of men and women who have worked so hard to make Etihad Airways great is one of our airline’s top priorities. Our crew are entitled to the full scope of benefits in line with UAE laws, but we choose to go further.
Etihad Airways provides many benefits that exceed those requirements significantly, such as housing allowances, comprehensive medical insurance, education expenses, company-wide performance bonuses, robust HR practices, career advancement opportunities, global flight benefits, emergency services, childcare services, and a generous leave policy.
All married pregnant cabin crew are entitled to the following benefits during and after their pregnancy:
- Appropriate paid ground duties for the duration of their pregnancy, during which they receive housing allowance, basic salary and a daily ground duty allowance.
- 45 days paid maternity leave for married pregnant cabin crew with more than one year’s service. During this time, they are paid their housing allowance, basic salary and ground duty allowance. Basic salary and daily ground duty allowanced will be halved for those with less than one year of continuous service at the time of birth.
- Open flying positions for cabin crew to resume upon completion of maternity leave. Appropriate training and license re-issuance will also be organised.
In addition, Etihad Airways’ base in the UAE provides a tax-free environment for its employees.