Etihad Airways was established as the second flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates. Etihad is the second largest airline in the UAE. Etihad has its head office at Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, near the Abu Dhabi International Airport. The airline has its hub at the Abu Dhabi International Airport. Etihad Airways was founded in 2003 and the airline commenced operations on 5th November 2003 with its first flight to Beirut. Etihad operates over 1000 flights per week to its 90 passenger destinations which include Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas.
Etihad Airways has made its own unique alliance, Etihad and seven other airlines have joined together to offer a combined network of over 350 destinations across the globe. One of the seven partnering airlines is Jet Airways. Etihad owns 24% stake in Jet Airways, partnering with Jet Airways has offered coverage of key destinations in India.
Etihad Airways owns a fleet of 121 aircrafts which include 112 passenger aircrafts and 9 cargo aircrafts. The fleet includes Airbus A319-100, A320-200, A321-200, A330-200, A330-300, A340-500, A340-600, A380-800 and Boeing 777-200LR, 777-300ER, 777-8, 777-9 and 787-9. This fleet has a good mix of narrow and wide body aircrafts to cater to long and medium haul flights. Travel with Etihad and experience the world’s most sophisticated flight deck. Etihad has a young fleet which ensures operational efficiency and increased flying range.
Etihad Airways connects major cities of India to Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, Singapore, Dhaka, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh and Mahe Islands. The top routes of the airline are: Mumbai-Abu Dhabi, New Delhi-Abu Dhabi, Hyderabad-Abu Dhabi, Chennai-Abu Dhabi, Cochin-Abu Dhabi, Bangalore-Abu Dhabi, Calicut-Abu Dhabi, Mumbai-Bangkok, Mumbai-Singapore, New Delhi-Singapore, Ahmedabad-Abu Dhabi, Mumbai-Dhaka, Mumbai-Hong Kong, Mumbai-Ho Chi Minh, Kolkata-Abu Dhabi, Kolkata-Dhaka, New Delhi-Bangkok, New Delhi-Dhaka, New Delhi-Hong Kong, Jaipur-Abu Dhabi, Chennai-Singapore, Trivandrum-Abu Dhabi and Mumbai-Mahe Islands. Etihad Airways connects India to the rest of the world as well by offering connecting flights with a layover in Abu Dhabi.
Etihad Airways has revamped its cabin classes and the new interiors and facilities have been in use since December 2014. With the induction of A380s and Boeing 787-9s into the Etihad fleet, new cabins were designed, the new cabins are: The Residence, The Apartments, First Class suite, Business Studio and Economy Smart seat.
The Residence is only available on the A380, this cabin class can accommodate one or two people, with an area of 125 sq ft, it has a living room, a bedroom and a bathroom. This is a one of a kind suite and is said to be the most luxurious living space in the air.
The First Class Apartments will be a feature of the A380s only, there will be 9 apartments (not seats) configured in a 1-1 across a single aisle. Each apartment will take up a total area of 39 sq ft, this will feature fully reclining seats which will get converted to lie-flat beds, a 24 inch TV monitor, a vanity cabinet and a mini bar.
First Class Suite will be a feature of the Boeing 787-9s only, this cabin class will have 8 First Class suites. The service will include a reclining lounge chair which converts to a full size lie-flat bed, a 24 inch TV monitor, a personal wardrobe and high sliding doors.
Business Studio will be available on both the A380 and the 787-9. The A380 will have 70 seats in this cabin class whereas the Boeing 787-9 will have 28 seats of this class. This class will feature 22 inch wide fully reclining chair which converts to a lie-flat bed and an 18 inch TV monitor.
The Economy Smart seat will feature comfortable seats capable of reclining upto 6 inches, Economy will also feature 11 inch touch screens for in-flight entertainment.
Etihad has its In-flight Entertainment system by the name of E-Box, passengers can enjoy hundreds of hours of entertainment. Latest movies, timeless classics, top rated drama series, must watch comedies, documentaries, live news update, audio books, radio channels and interactive games.
Etihad has a liberal check in baggage allowance when it comes to routes originating from India, when you travel with Etihad from India, Passengers travelling Economy are allowed to check in 30 kgs of baggage. Business Class passengers are allowed to check in 40 kgs baggage and First Class passengers can carry 50 kgs of baggage. The baggage allowance of Etihad Airways is different across its routes and also depends on the cabin classes. So please refer the website for the same while making your bookings. Carry on allowance for Economy is 1 bag of upto 7 kgs, for Business and First Class it goes upto 2 bags of not more than 12 kgs total.
Frequent Flyer Program:
Etihad Guest is the name of the airline’s frequent flier program. It was launched on 30th August 2006. The program is designed around the traveler, so that you can enjoy unique rewards and more benefits with a lot of opportunities to earn and spend your miles. Etihad Guest is a four tier program, the four tiers are Etihad Guest, Etihad Guest Silver, Etihad Guest Gold and Etihad Guest Platinum. It offers a discount web shop for loyalty program members. Etihad Guest members can use their miles to book flight tickets, buy additional baggage allowance, upgrade class of travel and shop on the web shop.
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