Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates is one of the leading airlines of the world. Based in Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE, Etihad Airways operates flights services to many cities of the Middle East, Indian subcontinent, Europe, North America and Africa. Established in the year 2003, the airline is gaining rapid popularity and it adds up at least one new route every month. Etihad Airways is all set to begin its services to Melbourne and Athens in near future. Etihad Airways also has a cargo division called Etihad Crystal Cargo, offering cargo services to various international destinations with two Airbus A300 - 600F cargo aircraft.
Etihad Airways History
In July 2003, Etihad Airways was established as the national airline of the UAE (United Arab Emirates) by a royal order issued by Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Etihad Airways started its operation on 5th November, 2003 with an inaugural flight to Al Ain. On 12th November, 2003, Etihad Airways began commercial operations with its flight services to Beirut. Etihad Airways started first direct flight from the UAE to Geneva in June 2004. Further, in October 2005, Etihad Airways began direct flights to Brussels and Toronto. In the year 2008, Etihad Airways carried more than 6 million passengers worldwide.
Etihad Airways Codeshare Agreements
For international operations, the airline has codeshare agreements with 11 airlines, namely Jet Airways, Aer Arran, BMI, Brussels Airlines, Iran Air, Malaysia Airlines, Middle East Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Sri Lankan Airlines and Saudi Arabian Airlines.
Etihad Airways Destinations
From Abu Dhabi Eithad Airways offers its services to 49 destinations across the world. Flights of Eithad Airways connect Abu Dhabi to important international destinations, namely Toronto, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, London, Manchester, Geneva, Moscow, Milan, Dublin, Munich, Frankfurt, Paris, Brussels, Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam, Damascus, Muscat, Doha, Beirut, Kuwait, Amman, Tehran, Bahrain, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kochi, Kathmandu, Karachi, Lahore, Dhaka, Beijing, Johannesburg and Cairo.
Etihad Airways Fleet
Eithad Airways has an intensive fleet of 43 technologically advanced aircraft. Fleet of Eithad Airways comprises 2 Airbus A319 - 100, 8 Airbus A320 - 200, 15 Airbus A330 - 200, 4 Airbus A340 - 500, 5 Airbus A340 - 600, 5 Boeing 777 - 300 ER, 2 Airbus A300 - 600RF, 1 Airbus A340 - 300 and 1 McDonnell Douglas MD - 11F.
Etihad Airways Services
Etihad Airways offers three classes of passenger travel, namely First Class or Diamond Zone, Business Class or Pearl Zone and Economy Class or Coral Zone. Pearl Zone and Coral Zone are available on all aircraft, but Diamond Zone is available on selected aircraft. For in-flight entertainment personal LCD screens are fitted in all classes. Eithad Airways offer an AVOD (audio-video on demand) service to passengers. Some aircraft of the airline also have in-flight telephony system. In addition, other in-flight services like food, water, etc. are also served to passengers on board.
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