The flag carrier of UAE (United Arab Emirates), Etihad Airways is the model of Excellency in the eyes of many international passenger(s) and hence is one of the leading internationally recognized airlinesservice in the world today. The latter was established at Abu Dhabi in July 2003 and commenced its first international flight on 5th November. It was established by Royal (Amiri) Decree and issued by the then Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Etihad Airways is approximated to run almost 1300 flights per week covering 85 international airports around the world. This statistics includes both the passenger as well as cargo flights and predominantly covers to almost 55 distinct countries globally. The carrier’s main international hub is the Abu Dhabi International Airport while its headquarters is located in Khalifa City in Abu Dhabi. The project for Etihad Airways was initiated with a sum of AED (Arab Emirates Dh?r ham) 500 million while in 2011 the airline was generating revenues worth USD $ 4.1 billion annually.
The overall fleet is estimated to include 67 planes with airbuses and other smaller jets for the passenger as well as the cargo travels and a total of 8.3 million passengers annually are estimated to travel using the carrier’s service. This in turn makes Etihad Airways one of the most fasted growing airline services in the world today andthe seventeen percent increase in annual passengers for Etihad was seen as a very positive sign by many economists stating that with such high numbers Etihad could very well be one of the leading revenue generators for the UAE in years to come. Etihad Airways is an official member of the IATA (International Air Transport Association) but not a star alliance member due to the rising competition for European and Central Asian flights with all Star Alliance members.
About the airline
Etihad Airways is the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates. Etihad Airways has in just under nine years established itself as the World’s Leading Airline three years in a row, as voted by industry experts at the World Travel Awards 2009, 2010 and 2011. The airline is based at Abu Dhabi International Airport and its head office is in Khalifa City A, Abu Dhabi. The company also has 2 subsidiaries: Etihad Holidays and Etihad Crystal Cargo.
Etihad serves 81 destinations in 52 countries across Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Central Asia, Middle East, North America, Europe, Far East and Oceania from its hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Its top destinations include: Cairo, Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Amman, Bahrain, London, Paris, Brussels, Delhi, Dhaka, Dublin and Sydney.
The Etihad Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft: 2 Airbus A319-100, 14 Airbus A320-200, 18 Airbus A330-200, 6 Airbus A330-300, 4 Airbus A340-500, 7 Airbus A340-600 and 9 Boeing 777-300ER.
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