Etihad Airways is the flag carrier airline of Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emirates. Etihad is the Arabic abbreviation
for – United Arab Emirates. Established in 2003, Etihad
commenced operation on November later that year.
The airline operates close to 147 daily flights to 64 destinations
in 42 countries, via a fleet of 54 aircraft. Its operation
is heavily centered in Europe and Asia, as well as Oceania,
Africa and North America. Its main base is Abu Dhabi International
Airport, with its head office in Khalifa City A, Abu Dhabi.
Apart from its core activity, passenger transportation,
Etihad also earns revenue from its cargo operations and
ancillary revenue. The airline has a cargo division called
Etihad Crystal Cargo. In 2009, it carried more than seven
million passengers, compared with 340,000 in its first full
year of operations in 2004. Its revenue totalled US$2.3