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About Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways is the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates with its headquarters in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and operational base at Abu Dhabi International Airport. The airline was first established in 2003 by Emiri decree, with the vision to become the best airline in the world and connect Abu Dhabi to the rest of the world.

Etihad Airways is a world-renowned airline known for its luxury and revolutions in the aviation industry. Although based in Abu Dhabi, the airline has signed numerous codeshare agreements with many airlines including Aegean Airlines, Kenya Airways, KLM, South African Airways, SriLankan Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Middle East Airlines, Asiana Airlines and many others. Etihad has even signed codeshare partners with other transportation companies including France's national rail company SNCF.

Etihad Airways operates a young and fuel-efficient fleet of Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 aircraft on their routes. The airline offers outstanding guest hospitality with over 600 hours of in-flight entertainment and competitive fares. Etihad Airways business class lounge is situated opposite the gates that are most frequently used by Etihad. Inside the lounge, you can relax and enjoy treatments from their six senses spa and also enjoy 5-star dining supported by their open kitchen. A prayer room, a modern business centre and full washroom facilities are available.

Etihad Airways had a subsidiary, Etihad Regional which had services in and around Europe until 2017. The airline has also formed a joint venture with fellow Emirati airline Air Arabia, forming Air Arabia Abu Dhabi.


As of April 2022, Etihad Airways flies to many destinations around the world, including Melbourne, Sydney, Dhaka, Toronto, Cairo, Paris, Munich, Athens, Hong Kong, Bangalore, Dammam, Jeddah, New York and many others. Etihad Airways offer a service to Dubai, with flights arriving into Abu Dhabi and then a complimentary transfer to downtown Dubai.

Australia Melbourne Melbourne Airport
Sydney Sydney Airport
Austria Vienna Vienna International Airport
Bahrain Manama Bahrain International Airport
Bangladesh Dhaka Shahjalal International Airport
Belgium Brussels Brussels Airport
Canada Toronto Toronto Pearson International Airport
China Shanghai Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Egypt Cairo Cairo International Airport
France Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
Nice Nice Côte d'Azur Airport
Germany Frankfurt Frankfurt Airport
Munich Munich Airport
Greece Athens Athens International Airport
Heraklion Heraklion International Airport "Nikos Kazantzakis"
Santorini Santorini (Thira) International Airport
Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport
India Ahmedabad Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport
Chennai Chennai International Airport
Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
Kochi Cochin International Airport
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport
New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport
Thiruvananthapuram Trivandrum International Airport
Indonesia Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta International Airport
Ireland Dublin Dublin Airport
Israel Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport
Italy Milan Milan Malpensa Airport
Rome Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport
Japan Tokyo Narita International Airport
Jordan Amman Queen Alia International Airport
Kuwait Kuwait City Kuwait International Airport
Lebanon Beirut Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Maldives Male Velana International Airport
Morroco Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport
Netherlands Amsterdam Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Oman Muscat Muscat International Airport
Pakistan Islamabad Islamabad International Airport
Karachi Jinnah International Airport
Lahore Allama Iqbal International Airport
Philippines Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport
Qatar Doha Hamad International Airport
Russia Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport
Saudi Arabia Dammam King Fahd International Airport
Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport
Medina Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport
Riyadh King Khalid International Airport
Seychelles Mahé Seychelles International Airport
Singapore Singapore Changi Airport
South Africa Johannesburg O. R. Tambo International Airport
South Korea Seoul Incheon International Airport
Spain Barcelona Barcelona–El Prat Airport
Madrid Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport
Málaga Málaga–Costa del Sol Airport
Sri Lanka Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport
Switzerland Geneva Geneva Airport
Zürich Zürich Airport
Tanzania Zanzibar Hong Kong International Airport
Thailand Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
Phuket Phuket Airport
Turkey Istanbul Istanbul Arnavutköy International Airport
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi International Airport
United Kingdom London Heathrow Airport
Manchester Manchester Airport
United States Chicago O'Hare International Airport
New York John F. Kennedy International Airport
Washington D.C. Washington Dulles International Airport


Carry-on Baggage

Passengers flying on Etihad Airways in Economy class are allowed to bring one item of carry-on baggage that can't weigh more than 7kg. Passengers flying in Business Class on Etihad Airways can bring two pieces of carry-on baggage that must not be heavier than the combined weight of 12kg. All carry-on baggage must fit within the dimensions of 50 x 40 x 25cm, regardless of which class you're flying in.

In addition, passengers are allowed one personal item, weighing a maximum of 5kg. This item must not exceed the dimensions 50 x 40 x 25cm.

Checked Baggage

If you're flying to or from Canada and the USA on Etihad Airways, your checked baggage must fit within the dimensions of 50 x 70 x 38 cm. For all other destinations, your baggage must fit within the dimensions 45 x 72 x 90 cm. No single item of baggage can exceed the weight of 32kg.

The weight that passengers are allowed is dependent on the route travelling and the fare purchased. Check this link to see the allocated baggage allowance for your flight, by clicking on your route travelling and looking at your fare.

Check-In Information

Online Check-In

To check in for your Etihad Airways flight, please visit our online check-in page and click on the Etihad logo. Online check-in with Etihad Airways is available from 2 days before your flight up until 1 hour before your flight. Just enter your last name and booking reference or ticket number on the Etihad Airways check-in page to access your booking and check-in online. You can either print your boarding pass or download it to your mobile. Etihad Airways also offers an app, which you can alternatively choose to check in via. Simply follow the steps as you would online and download your boarding card to your phone.

Airport Check-In

If you're checking in at the airport, please make sure you allow plenty of time to check in. Etihad Airways check-in desks open no later than three hours before flight departure time and often close one hour before flight departure time for economy passengers, and often 45 minutes before departure for first and business class passengers. Please be aware that these are general rules and passengers should click here to see the opening and closing times of the check-in desks to ensure they do not miss check-in.

In-flight Entertainment & Wifi

Etihad Airways gives passengers big-screen entertainment onboard their flight, through its E-Box product.

In-Flight Entertainment

Find top-rated dramas and must-see comedies. Find lifestyle, sports programs and documentaries with Etihad Airways. With Etihad Airways you can enjoy the latest blockbusters as well as timeless classics. Hollywood films are also provided in Arabic, European, Indian and Asian classics so you can enjoy films in multiple languages.


The airline has installed Wifi facilities onboard its aircraft, simply head to your device's Wifi settings and select the onboard 'Wi-Fly' option. First-class and Etihad Guest Platinum customers can enjoy Wifi free of charge throughout the flight. All other passengers can purchase this at an additional cost, with a basic plan starting at $1.99


Etihad Airways Meal Options

Passengers in Economy, Business and First Class will receive complimentary drinks and snacks. The levels of this may depend on the duration of the flight as well as the times. Business-class passengers can enjoy menus inspired by upmarket bistros and can dine at a time that suits them. Business-class passengers can view the menu before flying via the Etihad website. First-class passengers experience a culinary delight, with inflight chefs creating individual experiences for each passenger, with choices from The Grill menu, and the a la carte menu, including healthy and traditional Emirati dishes. Etihad Airways also offers their premium passengers 'Dine on Demand' where they can choose when they would like to eat rather than having set times.

Etihad Airways Special Dietary Requirements

For passengers with special dietary requirements, there is a selection of special meals that can be ordered for their in-flight meals, at least 24 hours in advance. All meals are prepared in accordance with Halal requirements, making them suitable for Muslims. The available meals to pre-order are as follows:

Religious Meals Hindu Meal (Non-vegetarian) Meal
Kosher Meal
Vegetarian Jain Meal
Vegetarian Meal
Dietary Meal Asian Vegetarian Meal
Bland Meal
Diabetic Meal
Fruit Platter Meal
Gluten Free Meal
Seafood Meal
Vegetarian Lacto-Ovo Meal
Low-calorie Meal
Low fat/cholesterol Meal
Low sodium Meal
Low lactose Meal
Raw vegetable Meal
Vegetarian Oriental Meal
Children's Meal Baby Meal
Child Meal

Drinks & Alcohol

There is a complimentary bar service for passengers, including beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks.

Economy Class

With full-size blankets, pillows and smart seats, Etihad Economy Class is a comfortable way to fly.

Economy Class Facilities

Pillows and blankets are included in Economy Class. On long-haul flights, you can choose to buy Christian Lacroix sleepwear for USD $35 or his and hers amenity kits for USD $22. Dental kits and eye masks are free and available on request.

In-flight entertainment is available on either an 11-inch touch-screen or a 10.6-inch-screen TV depending on whether you choose an Economy Smart Seat or Economy Seat). Boutique Magazines are also available for economy class passengers.

Buy items onboard and complimentary bar service of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Etihad Airways Economy Class Seats

Etihad has redesigned its Economy Class seats to provide maximum comfort. The seats on their long-haul aircraft feature a winged headrest allowing you greater levels of comfort when sleeping during your flight.

Choose from Economy Seat or Economy Smart seats on the A350s and 787 Dreamliners with tv screens for added entertainment included.

You can choose a preferred seat, to have a standard seat, neighbour-fee or have extra legroom.

Economy Space & Economy Neighbour-Free

Etihad Airways doesn't offer a Premium Economy product. However, they do offer passengers an 'Economy Space' and 'Economy Neighbour-Free' product.

Economy Space & Economy Neighbour-Free Facilities

The facilities in Economy Space and Economy Neighbour-Free are similar to those found in Economy Class. An overnight package is given to those on long-haul flights and each seat is fitted with a personal TV screen with Etihad's inflight entertainment. Complimentary snacks and drinks are also offered on board.

Economy Space Seats

Economy Space seats give passengers extra space, with up to 36 inches of legroom on offer. These seats are available on the airline's Airbus A320 family, A350 and Boeing 787 aircraft.

Economy Neighbour-Free Seats

Economy Neighbour-Free allows passengers to bid on their surrounding Economy seats, to give them up to three times more space. Passengers can bid on up to three seats surrounding their seat, if the bid is won, then these seats will remain passenger free for the duration of the flight.

Business Class

Business Studios are available on the A350 and 787 Dreamliners, focused on providing a luxurious experience.

Business Class Facilities

In-flight, relax with personal mood-lighting and a massage function, all provided at the touch of a button. Wi-Fi connectivity is provided, as well as touch screen/high definition TVs, with noise cancelling headphones and a Dine Anytime menu. The amenity kit includes two exclusive Colonia products.

What are Etihad Airways Business Class Seats Like?

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The Business studios have a unique design, with forward and rear-facing seats, aimed at offering increased personal space. On wide-bodied aircraft, Business flatbed seats recline into a fully-flat bed, with full-size comforters and pillows, back support, and adjustable headrest and cushion firmness!

Airbus A350

Etihad has released a new version of its Business Studio, all forward-facing with direct aisle access. The seats are plush, upholstered leather seats with similar characteristics to the airline's 787 business class. However, on the A350, each seat will have a cabin door increasing the levels of privacy and comfort for the travellers.

Airbus A320 Family

On narrow-body aircraft, Business Seats offer a generous recline as well as ample legroom.

Etihad Airways First Class

Etihad Airways First Class cabin is dedicated to supplying the highest standard of inflight comfort and service, no matter whether it's on short-haul or long-haul flights.

First Class Facilities

All First Class passengers are entitled to Etihad's Chauffeur service, which is available in the UAE. Passengers can also enjoy a dedicated check-in service at Terminal 3 Abu Dhabi, with a porter that will carry their bags and escort them to their check-in reception. Etihad passengers are also given access to the airline's premium lounges.

On board, all passengers flying First Class can enjoy complimentary gourmet food from the professional inflight chef, an extensive drinks menu with a boutique wine list and chilled refreshments.

In addition, each First Class passenger has a personal TV with full access to Etihad's inflight entertainment,

What does First Class Include?

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

On flights operated by the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, passengers can enjoy Etihad's First Class First Suite — a private suite located on the plane. The First Suite has extra-comfortable leather seats that convert into 6 ft 8" flatbeds. The First Suite's unique design allows for more personal space due to its curved aisle and each passenger is given a personal wardrobe with chilled refreshments.

Does First Class Facilities Have a First Class Lounge?

Passengers flying First Class on Etihad Airways are given complimentary access to the airline's First Class Lounge & Spa. This incredibly luxurious lounge includes a fine-dining experience, a workout room and a spa for all First Class passengers to enjoy. Passengers flying Business Class and Economy Class have the option to upgrade to the airline lounge at Abu Dhabi Airport, where the First Class Lounge & Spa is located.

Airbus A380

The A380 is currently in storage

On flights operated by the A380, passengers are treated to Etihad's First Class First Apartment — a whole apartment space onboard the plane. The First Apartment is fitted with a luxury armchair and a separate 6 ft 10" fully-flat bed, a vanity unit with a makeup mirror.

Passengers looking for an extremely comfortable experience can travel in Etihad's signature 'Residence' cabin, located on the top deck of their A380s. Passengers travelling in this will receive their own personal butler services. Their seat is the most luxurious in the sky with 3 distinct zones. A full-size double bed is provided in a private bedroom suite that leads onto a living room, stylised similar to the First Class suits. Another feature that sets this class above is the fact that there is a private bathroom with an onboard shower for Residence passengers only to use.

Passengers flying First Class on the A380 can also gain access to the A380 Upper Deck, which is a great place to relax with up to five other Business and First Class passengers. The Upper Deck includes a lobby and power supplies and connectivity ports.

*Please note that the airline's A380 aircraft are currently in storage due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Etihad Airways Frequent Flyer Program

Etihad Airways operates a frequent flyer program called Etihad Guest which was launched in August 2006. The program has 4 tiers, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum all offering different benefits. It offers a discount webshop for loyalty program members. The program offers lounge access, reserved seats, excess baggage, free wifi and more depending on your tier status.

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Etihad Airways Popular Routes

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Airbus A321neo

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Airbus A380 (In storage)

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Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)

Abu Dhabi International Airport is an international airport in the Emirates of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. It is the hub airport for Etihad Airways, Rotana Jet and Etihad Cargo. Other airlines which fly to and from Abu Dhabi International Airport include Air Astana, Air Berlin, British Airways, EgyptAir, Gulf Air, Jet Airways, KLM, Kuwait Airways, Middle East Airlines, Oman Air, Pakistan International Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Qatar Airways, Royal Falcon, South African Airways, and SriLankan Airlines.

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