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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. 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.

Because of its convenient geographic location, the UAE's capital city is your gateway to the Middle East and the rest of the world. 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.

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. Etihad Airways 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. Etihad has a prayer room and a modern business centre and full washroom facilities are available. 



Etihad Airways Baggage

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.



Etihad Airways 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.


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 fro 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 check here to see the opening and closing times of the check-in desks to ensure they do not miss check-in.


Etihad Airways In-flight Entertainment

Etihad Airways gives passengers big-screen entertainment on board their flight.

Etihad Airways TV

Find top-rated dramas and must-see comedies. Find lifestyle, sports programs and documentaries with Etihad Airways.

Etihad Airways Movies

With Etihad Airways you can enjoy the latest blockbusters as well as timeless classics. Eithad Airways provides Hollywood films as well Arabic, European, Indian and Asian classics. Enjoy films in multiple languages when booking with Etihad Airways.



Etihad Airways Food

Etihad Airways Meal Options

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.


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  
      Childrens Meal   Baby Meal  
          Child Meal  


Etihad Airways Drinks & Alcohol

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.



Etihad Airways Economy Class

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


Etihad Airways Economy Class


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 eyemasks 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 Airways Economy Class Seats


Etihad have redesigned their Economy Class seats to provide maximum comfort.

Choose from Economy Seat or Economy Smart seats on the A380s 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.



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Etihad Airways Frequent Flyer Program

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Etihad Airways Route Map


Etihad Airways Route Map





Etihad Airways Popular Routes


London  Plane icon  Bangkok


Abu Dhabi Plane icon  Beijing


Phuket  Plane icon  London


Abu Dhabi Plane icon  Hong Kong


London  Plane icon  Abu Dhabi


Perth  Plane icon  London

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Etihad Airways Fleet


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Etihad Airways Airport Hub

Abu Dhabi International Airport 


Abu Dhabi International Airport is an international airport in the Emirates of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi International Airport 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, South African Airways, and SriLankan Airlines. 


Birds eye view of Abu Dhabi International Airport






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