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Etihad Airways

Despite being less than two decades old, Etihad Airways has grown to become one of the Middle East's top airlines. Based in the UAE, the carrier now flies over 100 aircraft to cities all over the world, offering useful connections through its Abu Dhabi hub. (Featured image: Vincenzo Pace - Simple Flying)

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Etihad had been a significant investor in Alitalia in the years leading up to the first round of loans from the Italian government. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Simple Flying
Airline Type:
Full Service Carrier
Year Founded:
Tony Douglas
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latest Etihad Airways Articles

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The Story Of Etihad Airways' Manchester City-Liveried Widebodies

Two of the carrier's twinjets have featured the club's sky blue color scheme.

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Etihad U-Turns On Moscow Expansion Plans

The airline is planning to use larger aircraft on this route instead.

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7 Awesome Formula One-Themed Airline Liveries

From Qatar Airways to AirAsia, several airlines have hosted F1 liveries, representing teams and circuits alike.

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The UK Has 20 Daily Middle East Airbus A380 Flights This Winter

All of these will operate this winter.

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Behind The Scenes: Etihad Conducts A Mid-Air Orchestra In Skydiving Stunt

The airline proved no mission was impossible for it to pull off.

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Etihad Is Back To Growth With New Destinations & More Flights

The airline has expanded its offered routes ahead of the winter travel season.

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Etihad Airways Plans 11% More North America Flights Next Summer

Is it helped by Etihad's coming Boston route, the carrier's first passenger destination in North America since 2014.

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Flight Review: Etihad Airways' (Re)Inaugural Airbus A380 Flight From London Heathrow In Business Class

There was plenty of celebration to mark the return of Etihad's Airbus A380!

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Etihad Airways Adds Boston As Its 4th United States Destination

The airline is expanding its presence in the United States.

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The 5 Best Airline First Class Seats 2023

While first class seats might be falling, there are still some fancy ways to get around the world.

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The Simple Flying Podcast Episode 180: The Etihad Airbus A380 Is Back!

Simple Flying meets Head For Points to discuss the experience onboard Etihad's (re)-Inaugural Airbus A380 flight from London to Abu Dhabi!

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What To Expect From Etihad's Airbus A380 Return On Tuesday

The airline will gradually ramp up its double-decker operations to three of its four daily London-Abu Dhabi flights.

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Why Does The UAE Have Two Flag Carriers?

The UAE is unusual, with two main airlines acting as flag carriers.

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6 Airlines Will Fly The Airbus A380 To London Heathrow This July

Just 19 airports have two or more Airbus A380 operators this July.

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Another Etihad Airbus A380 Returns To Abu Dhabi Ahead Of Service Resumption

The third of four double-deckers has landed at the carrier's hub in advance of the type's return on the London Heathrow route.

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Etihad's Airbus A380s Return To The Skies In Less Than 2 Weeks

There is just one route – for now.

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Tom Cruise Flies Into Abu Dhabi Midfield To Reveal Etihad Mission Impossible Livery

The new livery also features Mission: Impossible branding on its engines.

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Etihad Airways Expects To Fly Four Million Passengers This Summer

The UAE's peak summer season starts today.

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The Most Notable New Airline Routes This Week

Routes go to the heart of airlines and airports, and I celebrate them in my weekly newsletter.