The rate at which Etihad has expanded its network of international flights in such a short period of time is unprecedented in the global aviation industry. Currently it offers flights to 44 destinations across Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and North America.
In 2006 Etihad reached the milestone of launching a staggering 36 new routes in just 36 months. Etihad’s network now includes European gateways such as London, Geneva, Munich, Paris and Brussels. The Indian subcontinent is well served, with Etihad operating frequent flights to nine destinations in Bangladesh, Pakistan and India.
The Abu Dhabi-based airline has expanded its operations eastwards with flights to Sydney and Kuala Lumpur launched in the first three months of 2007, joining the established services to Manila, Jakarta, and Bangkok.
During 2007 Etihad also launched services to key business and leisure destinations which include Dublin, Milan, Brisbane and Singapore as well as the popular southern Indian cities of Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram.
As an Arabian carrier, Etihad has also ensured that it serves the people and communities across the region. The airline offers flights to 11 capital cities in the Levant and Middle East, which can connect with long haul cities such as New York and Toronto.
Not only is each Etihad aircraft state-of-the-art, but so too is the in-flight product. Whether in Diamond Zone (first class), Pearl Zone (business) or Coral Zone (economy), each Guest is afforded the very best in comfort, cuisine and entertainment.
Offering some of the largest personal TV screens in the industry, and with more than 250 music albums, 70 international feature-length films and 400 hours of entertainment, air travel has never been so enjoyable.
This enhancement of in-flight travel has caught the eye of the industry and for three consecutive years Etihad Airways has been awarded the title of the World’s Leading New Airline and for the first time in 2006 the world’s leading flat-bed seat at the prestigious World Travel Awards. In May 2007 Etihad built on that success by winning the title of the Middle East’s leading airline.
Etihad also continues to be a major supporter of international events and exhibitions in the UAE and Arabian Gulf, and is now committed to supporting Formula 1 Grand Prix racing and is a lead sponsor of the prestigious Abu Dhabi Golf Championship.
By supporting international events in Abu Dhabi, Etihad continues to highlight the capital’s ideal geographical location, pleasant climate and safe environment. This year, 2007, will be Etihad’s fourth year of service and the airline is looking forward to carrying more people into and out of Abu Dhabi as the UAE’s capital city develops as a world-class leisure and business destination.