Etihad Airways are celebrating fifteen years since its first flight and its rise as one of the world’s leading airlines.  Etihad first commenced flying on the 5th November 2003, with a single Airbus A330-200 aircraft. Today, the UAE national airline operates a fleet over 110 Boeing and Airbus aircrafts. Over the 15 years, 840,000 passenger flights carrying 139 million guests have operated globally, served by a dedicated workforce of over 22,000 talented staff hailing from over 150 countries.

Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “We are tremendously proud of Etihad’s achievements in just fifteen years. In this short time, we have emerged as one of the world’s most respected and recognised airline brands, known for leading the way through innovation, and upholding the best aspects of Arabian hospitality, delivered to millions of customers with a style and flair synonymous with the national airline of the United Arab Emirates. We can look to the future with renewed vigour and vitality, as the airline of choice, showcasing Abu Dhabi everywhere we fly ...we express sincere thanks to our customers, our corporate and travel trade partners here in Abu Dhabi and around the world, and our people for their invaluable loyalty and support.”

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