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Etihad Airways is the flag carrier and the second-biggest aircraft of the United Arab Emirates. Its head office is in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, close to the Abu Dhabi International Airport (OMAA – ICAO). Etihad was founded in early 2003 and started operations in November 2003.
The carrier works more than 1,000 flights for every week to more than 120 traveller and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas, with an armada of 122 Airbus and Boeing flying machine as of March 2016. In 2014, Etihad conveyed 14.8 million travelers, a 22.3% expansion from the earlier year, conveying incomes of US$7.6 billion and net benefits of US$73 million.
Etihad Airways is the third biggest carrier in the Middle East and it is the second biggest aircraft in the UAE, after the Dubai-based airline Emirates. Its primary operations base is Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Along with its central service of traveller transportation, Etihad additionally works Etihad Holidays and Etihad Cargo. Etihad built up its own particular carrier collusion, Etihad Airways Partners, in 2015, which incorporates Alitalia, Jet Airways, Air Berlin, Niki, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles and Etihad Regional.
Practically every member aircraft has a significant stake of the carrier claimed by Etihad. Reserving for these carriers is merged under one system. Except for Niki, Etihad Airways holds minority value interests in the taking an interest aircrafts alongside Virgin Australia which is not formally recorded as Etihad Airways Partners.
Etihad Airways Service Information
The airline, being a premium airline, provides their passengers with the best of services to make their travel a comfortable and pleasant experience. But this doesn’t mean that Etihad doesn’t give value for its fares. The Etihad airfares are one of the most reasonable pricing schemes in the aviation industry. The airline currently provides five different ticket classes to its passengers which are Economy Smart Seat, Business Studio, First Class Suite, First Class Apartment, and The Residence. As is suggested by the nomenclature, these classes ascend in service quality as well as airfare, but the service of each class is completely worthy of the fares charged.
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The on-board Services
Another great feature of Etihad is the meals they serve onboard. Etihad meals are known to be some of the finest among all airlines. Food includes various options such as the cuisine of the source country, Middle Eastern cuisine, and also continental dishes. The onboard meals are always freshly prepared and meet international hygiene standards.
The Fleet Size and Services
The airline also operates a massive fleet of 125 aircraft from Boeing and Airbus, and has 194 more aircraft on order from the same manufacturers. Some primary memebers of the Etihad fleet are the Airbus A320, Airbus A330, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-9, Boeing 787-9 and Boeing 787-10.
There are multiple ways to do Etihad reservations. You can reserve your tickets either online on Etihad’s website or via other third party online booking sites. For online booking you’ll have to provide all travel details and make an online payment. You can also choose to book through a travel agent in your locality.