Having commenced operations in the year 2003, Etihad Airways is the second-largest airline after Emirates and flag carrier of the UAE, and is headquartered in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, with Abu Dhabi International Airport as its hub. Etihad operates more than 1,000 flights per week. Apart from its main operations, Etihad also operates Etihad Cargo and Etihad Holidays. It also has its own airline alliance called the Etihad Airways Partners, which also includes Etihad Regional, Air Seychelles, Air Serbia, Niki, Air Berlin, Jet Airways, and Alitalia. In 2016, Skytrax rated Etihad a 5-star airline.
Etihad has the following aircrafts in its fleet – 2 Airbus 319-100s, 23 Airbus 320-200s, 10 Airbus 321-200s, 19 Airbus 330-200s, 6 Airbus 330-300s, 1 Airbus 340-500, 7 Airbus 340-600s, 10 Airbus 380-800s, 5 Boeing 777-200LRs, 19 Boeing 300-ERs, and 13 Boeing 787-9s – a total of 114 passenger aircrafts.
Etihad Airways Domestic Destinations:
Etihad serves one passenger (Abu Dhabi) and one cargo (Sharjah) destination each within the UAE.
Etihad Airways International Destinations:
Etihad services 90 destinations across 56 countries. See here.
Etihad Airways has First Class, Business Class and Economy Class across its fleet. Apart from the regular cabins, other special cabins include The Residence, First Apartments, First Suites, Business Studio, and Economy Smart. See here for details.
Visa and passport are the basic documents that one should carry on Etihad flights.
Etihad features inflight entertainment across all its routes and destinations. See here. It also features the contemporary publication, the Atlas magazine, on board.
Etihad has onboard café service (offering light snacks, tea and coffee), complimentary bar service, and choices for main courses, including a dish that has been inspired by the destination one is travelling to. Etihad also serves special meals according to religious needs, medical and dietary needs, and for babies and children. See here for special meals.
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How to Check-in
Passengers can check in online, the city terminal check-in counter and at the airport counter (both between 24-4 hours up to departure). See here. Online check-in begins 48 hours before and closes 1 hour before departure. One can check-in here with last name, ID, and booking reference. Travellers can also check-in using Etihad’s mobile app.
Baggage Allowances and Fees
The baggage allowance is 32 kg per bag, and maximum dimensions are 158 cm (to and from Canada) and 207 cm (to and from other destinations). Etihad has different allowances according to routes. See details here. Cabin baggage allowance is 7kg x 1pc (Economy) and 12kg x 2pc (Business and First Class). See here for excess bag charges.
Etihad allows passengers to purchase and reserve extra legroom seats in advance here. Charges differ according to flights and routes.
Booking on the Etihad Airways site doesn’t attract any booking fees.