The National Airline of the United Arab Emirates

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


Every year, we receive a range of awards that reflect our 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. Browse through our Factsheets & Annual Reports for the complete list.


We are committed to a strategy of collaborative growth in order to gain the scale we require to be competitive in the global air transport market. Beyond our organic growth, this is being achieved through the development of a strong base of codeshare partnerships, and minority investments in strategically important airlines, which combined, provide access to hundreds of destinations we do not serve with our own aircraft.

H.E. Mohamed Mubarak Fadhel Al Mazrouei (Chairman)
H.E. Sheikh Dr. Hamed bin Ahmed Al Hamed
H.E. Mohamed Ebraheem Al Mahmood
H.E. Capt. Mohamed Juma Al Shamsi
H.E. Hamad Abdulla Al Shamsi
H.E. Ahmed Khalifa Al Mehairi
H.E. Mohamed Hamad Al Mehairi

James Hogan

James Hogan
President and Chief Executive Officer


James Rigney

James Rigney
Chief Financial Officer

Peter Baumgartner

Peter Baumgartner

Chief Commercial Officer

Richard Hill

Richard Hill

Chief Operations Officer

Kevin Knight

Kevin Knight

Chief Strategy and Planning Officer

Ray Gammell

Chief People and Performance Officer

Robert Webb

Chief Information Technology Officer

Bruno Matheu

Chief Operating Officer – Equity Partners

Jim Callaghan

Legal Counsel

James Hogan was appointed President and Chief Executive of Etihad Airways on 10 September 2006, bringing more than 30 years of travel industry expertise to the Abu Dhabi-based airline.

He has overseen rapid growth of the UAE’s national airline, which now serves a fast-expanding network of passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas, operating an ever-growing fleet of modern environmentally friendly aircraft.

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Factsheets and reports

Fast Facts and Figures

Fast Facts and Figures


Annual Report 2013 (English)

Fast Facts and Figures


Annual Report 2012 ( English | Arabic )

Business Report Q2 2012 ( English | Arabic )

Factsheet May 2012 ( English ) 

Annual Report 2011 ( English | Arabic )

Business review 2010 ( English | Arabic )

CSR Report 2010 ( English )