Etihad Airways (www.etihad.com) is the flag carrier and second biggest airline in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after Emirates. Book your own Etihad flights from Lagos online here to save more, or find out more about the airline below:
Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, the airline operates a fleet of over 120 aircraft flying to 120 destinations worldwide. It is the third largest airline in the Middle East, and is one of the most recognized airline brands in the world. The airline counts Etihad Cargo and Etihad Holidays among its subsidiaries. The airline reported revenues of $7.6 billion and a net profit of $73 million by as early as 2014. By the end of 2015, the airline was employing in excess of 19,600 full time staff members around the world.
The airline won the World’s Best First Class Airline award at the 2009 World Travel Awards, and was also awarded the World’s Best First Class airline title by SkyTrax in 2010. It was also nominated as the 6th best airline in the world in 2015, making it a really good option for both first and business class travellers, in particular.
The airline recently also celebrated its 4th year of having an operational footprint in Nigeria, where the airline operates frequent scheduled passenger flights to Lagos.
The Etihad fleet
As of April 2016, the Etihad fleet consisted of a mix of Airbuses (2 A319-100s, 23 Airbus A320-200s, 21 A330-200s and Boeings (8 777-8s, 12 777-9s, and 5 777Fs), among others.
As of December 2014, Etihad offers the following classes of travel:
The Residence (aboard the Airbus A380 only): The Residence is an opulent 125 square ft. space that can accommodate a maximum of two passengers. Featuring a living room, bedroom and bathroom with an 82 inch long double bed, it is arguably the most luxurious mode of air travel available in the world – and no doubt ideally suited for honeymoon travels or the discerning first class flyer.
Etihad First Class Apartment: Offered aboard the Airbus A380 only, this modern offering of 9 First Class Apartments are configured 1:1 across a single aisle, and cover a total of 39 square ft. It was named as the best first class cabin in the word during 2015, and it will no doubt appeal to the discerning business and luxury leisure traveller.
Etihad First Class Suite: The First Class Suite is only available aboard the Boeing 787-9 aircraft type, and is tailored to the narrower body configuration of the craft. The Suite features a personal wardrobe, a 26 inch wide reclining lounge chair which converts into an 80.5 inch flat bed, a dining room table as well as a 24 inch television monitor. High sliding doors ensure total privacy, making the suite a good option for the discrete business traveller.
Etihad Business Studio: The Studio is available aboard both the Airbus A380 and Boeing 787-9 aircraft, and features 22 inch wide reclining chairs that convert fully into flat beds, as well as 18 inch television monitors.
Etihad Economy Smart Seat: This cabin features a 17 to 19 inch wide seat configuration, as well as 11 inch touch screens for unrivalled in flight entertainment viewing. The Smart Seats feature a 3:4:3 configuration aboard the Airbus A380, and a 3:3:3 seat configuration aboard the B787 aircraft.
Etihad’s maximum weight and dimensions for checked luggage is as follows: –
- To / from Brazil, Canada and the US: 158cm (50x70x38)
- To / from all other destinations: 207cm (45x72x90)
Each individual piece of luggage may not exceed 32kg. Luggage weight more than 32kg can only be transported via Etihad Cargo. For more information, click here.
Key flight routes and destinations
Etihad operates over 1000 flights per week to 120 destinations across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Australia, Asia as well as North and South America. By as early as 2014 the airline transported over 14.8 million passengers, a year on year passenger volume increase of over 22%.
The airline operates regular scheduled flights to and from Lagos in Nigeria, Manama in Bahrain, Abu Dhabi in the UAE, Anchorage, Chicago, Dallas, LA, Miami and New York City in the United States, Sao Paolo in Brazil, Brussels in Belgium, Toronto in Canada, Beijing, Chengdu, Shangai and Shenzhen in China, Brazzaville in Congo, Johannesburg in South Africa, London Gatwick and London Heathrow in the UK, Bangalore, Delhi, Jaipur and Mumbai in India, Jakarta in Indonesia, Tokyo and Nagoya in Japan, Amman in Jordan, Madrid in Spain and Istanbul in Turkey, to name be a few key destinations.
As of 2015, Etihad enjoyed codeshare agreements with Kenya Airways, Alitalia, Royal Air Maroc, South African Airways, Middle East Airlines, KLM, Turkish Airlines, JetBlue, Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Canada, Air Europe, Air France, Air New Zealand, Air Seychelles, Avianca, Flybe, Jet Airways, Virgin Australia and Bangkok Airways.
Online check in options
You can check in for your next Etihad flight online here, or via mobile app, or at the airport.
Etihad live flight tracker
To track the progress and position of any Etihad flight, click here.
Booking your own Etihad business, first class or economy flights
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