We choose to
Innovation is not just a buzz word to us. We are proud to be an airline that values and encourages innovation from within our organisation, and through our global network of partners.
Innovation through building,
testing and pivoting
Etihad’s Innovate Lab supports and accelerates the delivery of promising ideas and projects with streamlined governance, seed funding, dedicated resources and an external network of partners.
We provide the optimal conditions to deliver proof-of-concepts, prototypes, pilots and minimum viable products across Etihad.
Together with Plug and Play, we have launched Abu Dhabi’s first travel and hospitality accelerator, inviting global start-ups to help us drive innovation and entrepreneurship across our industry.
iFikra innovation platform
We’ve partnered with Swae, an award-winning start-up in Vancouver, to develop and deliver an employee-focused platform that enables staff to contribute to innovation. The platform is focused on collaboration and harnessing the collective creativity of our organisation.
Virtual cabin tour
Take a virtual step into our cabins with our new 3D tour, available in both our Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the Airbus A380.
Jet Lag Adviser
Etihad is proud to be the first airline to trial Panasonic’s new wellness solution, Jet Lag Adviser.
The Jet Lag Adviser uses artificial intelligence to produce personalised jet lag plans to help passengers reduce jet lag.
We’ve partnered with easyJet
Plans to fly the world? We’ve teamed up with easyJet to extend our network even further and help you do just that. The new partnership means that you can buy tickets from almost 70 European cities to Abu Dhabi, and connect to an Etihad Airways flights from 10 different gateways in Europe.
Etihad made history by flying the world’s first commercial flight using a portion of locally produced biofuel, a project of the Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC).
Innovation success stories
Find out what’s happening across the world of Etihad. Read our latest news and stay up to date with our newest products and services.