Etihad Airways is celebrating fifteen years since its first flight and its subsequent rise as one of the world’s leading airlines. The major milestone is being marked with a series of events and initiatives in Abu Dhabi and around the world, beginning with the unveiling of an exclusive collaboration with iconic New York fashion designer, Diane von Furstenberg.
By Etihad Airways on October 31, 2018
Etihad Airways has named Sydney and Melbourne as the next airports in the global rollout of new lounge brand ‘The House’, recently launched by the airline in partnership with No1 Lounges.
By Etihad Airways on October 17, 2018
Etihad Airways is reinforcing its partnership with leading wildlife charity, Born Free, by refreshing its popular ‘Etihad Explorers’ children’s packs, which now include an activity booklet developed with Born Free.
By Etihad Airways on October 8, 2018
Effective 15 December 2018 – 13 January 2019, Etihad Airways will increase its flights from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow, from three to four daily services, to meet peak demand this festive season.
By Etihad Airways on October 4, 2018
Effective 3 October 2018, Etihad Airways will introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its scheduled services from Abu Dhabi to Rabat.
By Etihad Airways on July 26, 2018
From August, the UAE national airline will introduce a range of exclusive amenity bags and toiletries for its customers travelling in The Residence on its Airbus A380s, and on long-haul First Class and Business Class services.
By Etihad Airways on July 24, 2018
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – In addition to its complimentary inflight service and recently launched menu of Buy on Board products, Etihad Airways has introduced additional food and beverage items available for purchase to provide more choice for guests in Economy Class and further enhance their travel experience. New snack options now include locally sourced brands Munchbox and Freakin’ Healthy, who promise to deliver healthier food options using natural ingredients, no added sugar and are GMO free. Now also available on board are Hunter’s Gourmet Potato and Vegetable Crisps which are all hand cut with no artificial colors, trans fat or preservatives, and are also GMO free. Linda Celestino, Vice President Guest Experience and Delivery, said: “Etihad Airways is always looking […]
By Etihad Airways on July 16, 2018
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways has added more options to its Extraordinary Abu Dhabi Pass including restaurants, leisure attractions and a five-star hotel, to provide visitors arriving in Abu Dhabi with more exclusive discounts and special offers. On dining experiences, visitors can now also look forward to a 20 per cent discount off various dining outlets in Yas Mall, including Fish & Co, Mr Greek, Al Fanar and more. Tim Burnell, Etihad Airways Vice President Marketing, said: “Etihad is delighted to increase the number of exclusive discounts available with The Extraordinary Abu Dhabi Pass. Guests now have even more offers and opportunities to explore Abu Dhabi for less this summer, and discover for themselves the wealth of exciting opportunities […]
By Etihad Airways on July 11, 2018
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has launched two specialised services for air travellers with pre-existing medical conditions, ensuring continuity of care and in-flight safety. The one-stop-shop services – the first in the region to be offered by an airline – will be carried out by members of the Etihad medical team, all of whom are qualified in aviation and transport medicine. The first service allows guests, who require medical clearance prior to travel, the opportunity to request an Etihad aviation doctor to visit them and conduct an evaluation in consultation with their attending physician. All medical forms and assessments will be completed by the Etihad doctor on-site, leading to a recommendation […]
By Etihad Airways on July 9, 2018
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Effective 1 October, 2018, Etihad Airways will operate the Airbus A380 on its second daily service linking Abu Dhabi and Paris Charles de Gaulle. This will transform the airline’s operation between the UAE and French capitals into a year-round all-A380 service, joining London Heathrow as the second European destination enjoying daily multiple visits by Etihad’s award-winning double-decker aircraft. The introduction of the aircraft on the second daily service will provide business and leisure travellers between both cities with more options to experience Etihad’s latest award-winning cabins and products. The airline has operated the A380 between Abu Dhabi and Paris on one of its two daily flights since 1 July 2017, with the service performing very strongly […]
By Etihad Airways on June 5, 2018
Etihad Airways successfully eliminated around 195,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions in 2017, thanks to a wide range of fuel-saving initiatives across its network.
By Etihad Airways on April 2, 2018
Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Etihad Airways and Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) have launched a new codeshare partnership with bookings effective immediately. Under the agreement, Etihad Airways will have its EY flight code on SWISS services between Geneva and Zurich, two key gateway cities served in Switzerland from Abu Dhabi. SWISS will market its LX code on Etihad Airways’ services between Zurich and Abu Dhabi, offering its passengers codeshare flights to and from the UAE’s capital city. The codeshare services are bookable now, for travel from 26 March. Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer, said: “This codeshare deepens Etihad Airways’ commitment to the Swiss travel market and Switzerland, a key destination for travellers from our UAE home, neighbouring Gulf countries, and […]
By Etihad Airways on March 21, 2018
Cabin crew uniforms are crucial to identify them as airlines’ employees and front-line ambassadors, making them easily recognisable from afar. Go through Gaya Travel Magazine’s list of selected airline uniforms that travellers can have fun spying on when flying internationally! 1. Thai Airways www.thaiairways.com This is what it looks like when traditional meets modern – Thai Airways uniform embodies traditional Thai characteristics that are gentle to live up to the airlines’ motto “Smooth as Silk”. The female cabin crew uniform use Thai silk woven fabric and a flower brooch attached on the left chest makes it authentic and elegant. On top of that, Thai Airlines is one of the few airlines that has in-flight uniform change policy, therefore passengers will get […]
By Elvi Suraya on March 7, 2017
Etihad Airways has won awards for Best First Class and Best Long Haul Airline Middle-East and Africa in the AirlineRatings.com 2017 Airline Excellence Awards. The Abu Dhabi-based airline was also named in the global Top Ten. AirlineRatings.com Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Geoffrey Thomas, said: “Etihad Airways’ attention to excellence at every level has resulted in a third consecutive win for Best First Class and Best Long Haul Airline Middle-East and Africa as well as a placing in AirlineRatings.com Top Ten. “It’s an outstanding achievement to win an Airlineratings.com award but Etihad Airways has taken that to another level by winning each category three years in a row. “The airline is only one of a handful that has also achieved a seven-star ranking for […]
By Gaya Travel on November 16, 2016
Etihad Airways has introduced a new collection of destination-inspired Business Class amenity kit designs inspired by iconic cities on its extensive global network. The new range builds on the airline’s award-winning partnership with LUXE City Guides, the straight-talking, highly curated go-to guide for savvy travellers, and London-based skincare and grooming brand Scaramouche + Fandango. The unique collaboration, which was launched in October 2015, offers Etihad Airways’ guests a stylish and collectable product which provides superior comfort amenities and cultural immersion. The five new cities are Melbourne, New York, São Paulo, Rome and Bangkok, while the existing Abu Dhabi kit has been refreshed with a new design and a fully updated city guide. The designs were created exclusively for Etihad Airways […]
By Gaya Travel on November 14, 2016
Etihad Airways’ virtual reality film, starring Academy Award-winner Nicole Kidman, has won Best Original Video at the 2016 APEX Awards which were presented in Singapore this week. The five-minute feature, titled ‘Reimagine’, takes viewers on a multi-sensory journey following Miss Kidman through an Etihad Airways’ Airbus A380 on a virtual flight between Abu Dhabi and New York. On board, the viewer encounters a number of characters including the actor, a film director and an opera singer. They also interact with a Savoy-trained Butler in The Residence, the airline’s exclusive private three-room cabin, an Onboard Chef in First Class, a Food and Beverage Manager in Business Class, and a Flying Nanny. Etihad Airways’ Chief Executive Officer, Peter Baumgartner, expressed his delight at the […]
By Gaya Travel on October 28, 2016
Etihad Airways will go daily on the Abu Dhabi-Madrid route with the introduction of three new flights each week, effective 1 June 2017. The additional frequencies reflect the airline’s commitment to offer guests greater choice and more travel options. Continuing to operate with a two-class Airbus A330-200 offering 22 Business and 240 Economy Class seats, the daily service will strengthen the air bridge between the two capital cities and appeal more to corporate and leisure travellers. The extra flights will provide connections to key markets across the Middle East, Africa, Indian subcontinent, Asia and Australia. Popular connecting destinations via Abu Dhabi include Sydney, Melbourne, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mumbai and Delhi. From Madrid, travellers are able to connect to the network of […]
By Gaya Travel on October 19, 2016
UAE’s national airline recognised for exceptional guest experience, service and hospitality Extensive audits commend exemplary staff, fine dining approach, innovative seating and products in all classes and at signature airport lounges Airline committed to providing the world’s best travel experiences throughout the guest journey Etihad Airways has received the Skytrax Certified 5-Star Airline Rating – the most coveted quality standard in the airline industry, further strengthening its position as a leader in innovative guest experience, service and hospitality. The rating follows an exhaustive three month audit of the airline’s global product and service offering by the London-based research consultancy. The announcement was made at a special event held today at Etihad Airways’ Innovation Academy in Abu Dhabi. The Skytrax Certified 5-Star Airline […]
By Gaya Travel on October 13, 2016
Etihad Airways has been named The Middle East’s Leading Airline at the World Travel Awards Middle East, representing a decade of dominance in the category, and one of four accolades collected at a prestigious ceremony at The St. Regis Dubai last week. The national airline of the UAE also won awards for the Middle East’s Leading Airline – First Class, the Middle East’s Leading Airport Lounge for its First Class Lounge & Spa at Abu Dhabi International Airport and the Middle East’s Leading Cabin Crew. Peter Baumgartner, Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Airways, said: “These awards are about excellence in the travel and tourism industry, and since winning The Middle East’s Leading Airline award for the first time in 2006, our journey of […]
By Gaya Travel on October 5, 2016
Etihad Airways has been named ‘Best Airline – Business Class’ at the TTG Travel Awards for the second consecutive year. The prestigious award is voted for by the readers of TTG Asia, TTG China, TTG India, TTGmice, TTGassociations, TTG-BTmice China and TTG Asia Luxury. Etihad Airways’ Vice President Australia and Asia, Lindsay White, accepted the award on the airline’s behalf at the 27th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2016 Ceremony and Gala Dinner held in Bangkok last night. Mr White said the award reflected the strength of the airline’s partnerships with the travel trade and validated Etihad Airways’ investment in its Business Class guest experience. “Being voted ‘Best Airline – Business Class’ for the second consecutive year is testament to the tremendous support […]
By Gaya Travel on October 4, 2016
Etihad Airways will deploy a Boeing 787 Dreamliner on one of its twice-daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Riyadh from 30 October 2016. The upgrade from a single-aisle Airbus A321 aircraft will cater to strong demand to and from the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, offering guests the comfort of a wide-body aircraft. Together with the other daily Boeing 777 Riyadh service, Etihad Airways will have more than 8,700 weekly seats on the route. Flight EY317 will be operated with a B787 Dreamliner, departing Abu Dhabi at 10:15 hrs, arriving into Riyadh at 11:15 hrs. The return flight EY318 will depart Riyadh at 16:25 hrs, arriving into Abu Dhabi at 19:10 hrs. The flights will provide optimal timings for […]
By Gaya Travel on September 30, 2016
With millions of families planning and looking forward to their next holiday or trip abroad, Etihad Airways has introduced a new range of ‘Etihad Explorers’ children’s activity packs and a Flying Nanny Kit, to keep its younger guests occupied while onboard. Etihad Explorers is the airline’s new children’s brand and will feature on activity packs and meal items, and aims to instill a sense of excitement and anticipation during their journey. The new kits were launched at a colourful children’s tea party hosted by the airline at its state-of-the-art Innovation Training Academy in Abu Dhabi. On inbound flights to Abu Dhabi, a new collectable character bag for three to eight year-olds contains an activity booklet, crayons, card games and a colour-in mask. […]
By Gaya Travel on September 27, 2016
The Etihad Airways’ MATTA Travel Fair deals offer discounts of up to 50 per cent off Business and Economy Class airfares to cities in Europe and the USA.
By Shahida Sakeri on September 5, 2016
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will expand its services to Italy with a daily flight to Venice Marco Polo Airport. The new service will begin from 30 October 2016 and be served by an Airbus A319, offering 16 seats in Business and 90 in Economy. Together with Alitalia, its codeshare and equity partner, Etihad Airways will offer 35 weekly flights in and out of Italy, including double daily services to Rome and Milan. Etihad’s Venice flight will offer convenient travel times for guests travelling between the UAE and the Italian city. In addition, the new service will offer seamless connections through Abu Dhabi’s hub to the popular Australia routes of Sydney and Melbourne, as well as key […]
By Gaya Travel on August 16, 2016
Etihad Airways is encouraging travellers to book early with a 50 per cent discount on selected routes. The airline is offering great value deals in Economy and Business Class to popular destinations the world over. Early Bird fares are for travel from 15 September 2016 to 31 May 2017 and must be booked by 24 July 2016. Travellers on Etihad Airways’ twice daily flights from Malaysia will enjoy the comfort and hospitality that has won the airline the coveted title of the World’s Leading Airline* for the past seven consecutive years. This includes, in Business Class, flat beds all with direct aisle access, the convenience of a dine-anytime service, and the hospitality of an expert Food and Beverage Manager; and in Economy […]
By Gaya Travel on July 19, 2016
Etihad Airways has received three highly coveted awards for the World’s Best First Class Airline, World’s Best First Class Onboard Catering, and World’s Best First Class Airline Seat for its First Apartments and Suites, at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards announced at the Farnborough Airshow in the United Kingdom. The prestigious World Airline Awards are widely considered to be a global benchmark of airline excellence. Winners are chosen based on the votes and findings of a 10-month survey of over 18 million air travellers from more than 100 countries. Calum Laming, Vice President of Guest Experience at Etihad Airways, said: “In 2014 we redefined the First Class travel experience with the introduction of a new onboard experience on all flights and […]
By Shahida Sakeri on July 14, 2016
Abu Dhabi, UAE – Etihad Airways is celebrating 10 years of flying to Qatar this summer by launching nine additional weekly flights on the Abu Dhabi – Doha route reinforcing its commitment to one of the airline’s key markets in the Gulf. Effective 1 August 2016, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates will increase weekly frequency to Qatar’s capital city to 37 services. The new daily morning flights as well as the early evening departures on Thursdays and Saturdays provide more flexibility and greater convenience and have been timed to cater for the needs of business travellers both in Abu Dhabi and Doha. The extra frequencies will provide travellers to and from Doha with greater choice and travel options on […]
By Gaya Travel on June 14, 2016
A state-of-the-art Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will touch down in Perth today after its inaugural flight from Abu Dhabi. Etihad Airways flight EY486 took off from Abu Dhabi at 10.30pm yesterday and is scheduled to arrive in the Western Australian capital at 1:50pm today where it will be welcomed by a water cannon salute. The return flight EY487 will depart Perth this evening at 5pm and arrive in Abu Dhabi at 12:25am on 3 June. The B787-9 Dreamliner features Etihad Airways’ next-generation Business and Economy Class cabins. With 299 seats, it delivers 14 per cent more capacity than the Airbus A330-200 it replaces. In the high-demand Business Class cabin, it offers 27 per cent more seats. Etihad Airways Senior Vice President […]
By Gaya Travel on June 6, 2016