Etihad Airways is not only the flag carrier of UAE, but also one of the largest airlines in the region. The airline was established in the year 2003, and has its main operating hub situated at the Abu Dhabi International Airport. Etihad Airways operates scheduled domestic and international flights to more than 120 destinations across Europe, Middle East, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Americas. The airline offers 3 classes of service – First, Business and Economy.
If you are travelling via the First or Business Class, you will get comfortable seats that can be converted into fully flat beds. Economy Class seats also come equipped with various features like headrest, extended leg space, and lumbar support. First Class passengers are offered personal in-flight chefs who can prepare any dish, any time. While Business Class passengers enjoy menus inspired by top restaurants, Economy Class passengers are given a choice of three main courses. Etihad Airways also offers more than 750 hours of on-board entertainment which includes everything, from movies and television programs to games and music.
Etihad Airways boasts of a wide network that spans many continents. The airline flies to several popular destinations in the world:
- Los Angeles
- New York City
- Hong Kong
Flying from the UK
Etihad Airways uses Terminal 4 for check-in at the London Heathrow Airport. Other airports in UK that the airline operates flights from are Edinburgh and Manchester.
While the First and Business class passengers can carry 2 hand bags (<12 kg) free of cost, Economy class passengers can carry 1 hand bag (<7kg) free of cost. The free checked baggage allowance limit varies from route to route.
Other Services & Facilities
Check-in: Check-in online from your computer or mobile phone to save some precious time. It’s easy, fast and convenient. The web check-in facility begins 24 hours in advance and ends 2 hours before the flight’s scheduled departure.
Frequent Flyer Program: The airline operates a frequent flyer program ‘Etihad Guest’ which rewards passengers for their loyalty. Whenever you fly with the airline or use the services of its partners (hotels, car rental agencies, shopping stores etc), you earn frequent flyer miles. All you have to do is collect these miles till the time you become eligible for exciting rewards. Some of the rewards offered by the airline include free flight tickets, discounts, holidays and much more.
Lounges: Etihad Airways has more than 95 lounges worldwide where passengers can relax while they wait for their flight. The airline also takes care of your taste buds by offering complimentary snacks and drinks, so have fun!