Etihad Airways is the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates with its headquarters in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It was first established in 2003, with the vision to become the best airline in the world and connect Abu Dhabi to the rest of the world.
Etihad Airways has 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 Airways flies brand new, custom-designed aircraft on all 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.
Etihad Airways flies to many destinations around the world, including Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Dhaka, Minks, Sofia, Toronto, Beijing, Chengdu, Larnaca, Cairo, Paris, Dusseldorf, Munich, Athens, Hong Kong, Bangalore, Dammam, Jeddah, Belgrade and many others.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Etihad Airways gives passengers big-screen entertainment on board their flight.
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.
Passengers in Economy Class can purchase food items, such as crisps, sweet treat boxes and other snacks on board their Etihad flight. Passengers in Business Class enjoy menus inspired by upmarket bistros, and can dine at a time which 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, the a la carte menu, including healthy and traditional Emirati dishes.
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|
|Vegetarian Jain Meal|
|Dietary Meal||Asian Vegetarian Meal|
|Fruit Platter Meal|
|Gluten Free Meal|
|Vegetarian Lacto-Ovo Meal|
|Low calorie Meal|
|Low fat/cholesterol Meal|
|Low sodium Meal|
|Low lactose Meal|
|Raw vegetable Meal|
|Vegetarian Oriental Meal|
|Childrens Meal||Baby Meal|
There is a complimentary bar service for passengers, including beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks. Additional drinks such as champagne, hot chocolate and cocktails can be purchased on board.
With full-size blankets, pillows and smart seats, Etihad Economy Class is a comfortable way to fly.
Pillows and blankets are included in Economy Class. On long-haul flights, you can choose to buy a Christian Lacroix sleepwear for a 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 11 inch touch-screen or 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 have redesigned their Economy Class seats to provide maximum comfort.
You can choose a preferred seat, to have a standard seat, neighbour-fee or have extra legroom.
Enjoy Etihad Airways Premium Economy with 'Economy Space' and 'Economy Neighbour-Free'.
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 give passengers extra space, with up to 36 inches of legroom on offer.
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 Studios are available on the A380 and 787 Dreamliners, focused on providing a luxurious experience.
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 TV’s, with noise cancelling headphones and a Dine Anytime menu. The amenity kit includes two exclusive Colonia products. The A380 Upper Deck also provides a boutique hotel inspired Lobby space.
The Business Studio’s have a unique design, with forward and rear facing seats, aimed at offering increased personal space. There are two seating options available, depending on the airplane body. On narrow body aircraft, Business Seats offer a generous recline as well as ample legroom. 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!
Etihad Airways First Class cabin is dedicated to supplying the highest standard or inflight comfort and service, no matter whether its on short-haul or long-haul flights.
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 airlines' 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,
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, as well as an onboard shower available for all First Class passengers 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.
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" flat-beds. 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.
Passengers flying First Class on Etihad Airways are given complimentary access to the airlines' 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.
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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.