Our story

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has in just ten years established itself as the world’s leading airline. “Etihad” is the Arabic word for “union”.

Set up by Royal (Amiri) Decree in July 2003, Etihad commenced commercial operations in November, 2003, and has gone on to become the fastest growing airline in the history of commercial aviation.

 

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Our vision

Our vision

Our goal is to be a truly 21st century, global airline, challenging and changing the established conventions of airline hospitality.

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Our awards

Our awards

Our highest standards of service are being continually recognised and appreciated with a variety of awards year after year.

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News

Our news

Keep up to date with the latest Etihad Airways news as we continue to launch new destinations and unveil new products and services.

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Let us know your suggestions, comments and concerns

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Corporate profile

Etihad is governed by a Board of Directors under the chairmanship of HH Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and operates in terms of its founding legislation and the Article of Association of the Company. 

The current Board consists of seven independent non-executive members and has two sub-committees, being an Executive Committee and an Audit Committee, each with its own charter and Chairman.

James Hogan

Executive team

The airline is led by James Hogan who was appointed in October 2006.

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Guest charter

Guest charter

At Etihad Airways, customer care assumes a new significance.

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Etihad HQ

Factsheets and reports

A summary of the facts and figures at the heart of Etihad Airways.

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Explore our other websites

Other Etihad websites

Our partners

Etihad aircraft

Our codeshares offer our Guests a wider network of destinations to choose from and at greater convenience too. By offering connections on a partner airline or rail network we are able to broaden our services to cover over 240 destinations worldwide.

Partner airlines

Our sponsorships

Manchester City Football Club

We support the promotion of local culture in the UAE and worldwide, and sponsor cultural and sporting events that are consistent with our values of hospitality, team spirit and helping to bring the world together.

Our sponsorships

Our Key Partner Airlines

Aer Lingus

Etihad-Aer Lingus partnership

Etihad Airways confirmed its acquisition of a 2.987 percent stake in Aer Lingus on May 1, 2012, reflecting our desire to forge a commercial partnership with the Irish national carrier.

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Aer Lingus

airberlin

Etihad-airberlin partnership

Etihad Airways announced on 19 December 2011 its purchase of a 29 per cent stake in airberlin, Germany’s second largest airline.

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www.airberlin.com

airberlin

Air Serbia

Etihad-Air Serbia partnership

Air Serbia, which is currently being re-branded from Jat Airways, is Serbia's national airline and was founded in 1927.

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Air Serbia

Air Seychelles

Etihad-Air Seychelles partnership

In a joint announcement with the Government of Seychelles on January 25, 2012, we revealed that a Memorandum of Understanding had been signed wherein Etihad would acquire a 40 percent stake in Air Seychelles Ltd.

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www.airseychelles.com

Air Seychelles

Jet Airways

Etihad-Jet Airways partnership

On 20 November 2013, Etihad Airways and Jet Airways concluded the transaction for the subscription of a 24 per cent minority equity stake in Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline.

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www.jetairways.com

Jet Airways

Virgin Australia

Etihad-Virgin Australia partnership

An agreement in August 2010 between Etihad Airways and the Australia-based Virgin Australia enables our guests to fly to 44 new destinations in Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Asia and to Los Angeles.

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www.virginaustralia.com

Virgin Australia

Etihad Regional

The new European brand operated by Darwin Airline, is a Swiss-based regional carrier founded in 2003. With a fleet of ten 50-seat Saab 2000 turboprop aircrafts to a network stretching from Southern Italy to the UK.

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www.etihadregional.com

CSR and Sustainability

CSR and Sustainability

We are committed to the sustainability of our business, our communities and our environment through a comprehensive strategy of innovation, partnership and humanitarian aid.


Our commitment to sustainability

Etihad Guest Ambassadors

Etihad Guest Ambassadors

At Etihad Airways, we often come across special individuals who share our passion and drive. Many are guests of the airline who enjoy our hospitality on a regular basis. What makes them unique is that they often reflect the values that make us the World’s Leading Airline.

Meet the people who inspire us

Our preferred partner

Our preferred partner

Learn more about our Car Rental partner Hertz, Our Regional Hotel partner Rotana and our Regional Broadcast Media partner Sky News.

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Our Subsidiaries

Our Subsidiaries

Etihad subsidiaries and joint ventures.

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Etihad mobile

Etihad mobile

The mobile version of our website.

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