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Founded 2003
Hubs Abu Dhabi International Airport
Frequent-flyer program Etihad Guest
Airport lounge Etihad Premium Lounge
Fleet size 122
Destinations 90
Company slogan
  • From Abu Dhabi to the World
  • The World Is Our Home, You Are Our Guest
  • Flying Reimagined
Parent company Etihad Aviation Group
Headquarters Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Key people
  • Mohammed Mubarak Al Mazrouei (Chairman)
  • Peter Baumgartner (CEO)
  • Darweesh Ahmed Alkhoory (Vice president)
Revenue Increase US$ 7.6 billion (2014)
Employees 19,691 (Oct. 2015)

25,867 (Including Subsidiaries, Oct. 2015)


The airline operates more than 1,000 flights per week to over 120 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas, with a fleet of 122 Airbus and Boeing aircraft as of March 2016. In 2014, Etihad carried 14.8 million passengers, a 22.3% increase from the previous year, delivering revenues of US$7.6 billion and net profits of US$73 million. Etihad Airways is the third largest airline in the Middle East and it is the second largest airline in the UAE, after the Dubai-based airline Emirates. Its main base is Abu Dhabi International Airport.

In addition to its core activity of passenger transportation, Etihad also operates Etihad Holidays and Etihad Cargo.  Etihad established its own airline alliance, Etihad Airways Partners, in 2015,  which includes Alitalia, Jet Airways, Air Berlin, Niki, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles and Etihad Regional. Almost every participant airline has a considerable stake of the airline owned by Etihad. Booking for these airlines is consolidated under one network. With the exception ofNiki, Etihad Airways holds minority equity investments in the participating airlines along with Virgin Australia which is not officially listed as Etihad Airways Partners.

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