Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, started operations in November 2003 and has become one of the world’s fastest growing airlines. We have received a range of awards that reflect our commitment to service and hospitality, including ‘World’s Leading Airline’ at the World Travel Awards for nine consecutive years. Our all-new fleet gives you the world’s most sophisticated flight deck and represents the ultimate in performance, operational efficiency, extended cabin space and increased flying range. Fly on brand new aircraft with the latest in-flight entertainment systems, fine dining and friendly service. From our Abu Dhabi base, we fly to over 100 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and North America – a total of 66 countries. We have over 50 codeshare partners, building a network that offers access to over 600 international destinations in just one booking. Due to its convenient geographic location, Abu Dhabi is a perfect gateway to the Middle East and the rest of the world. The UAE's capital is blessed by year-round sunshine and boasts more than 700km of coastline with pristine beaches, over 200 islands, and lush mangrove forests. Beyond the city’s modern skyline, visitors can discover the traditions and rich heritage of the emirate by visiting the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque or one of Abu Dhabi’s museums, fortresses and archaeological sites. Thrill-seekers can enjoy fun-filled activites on Yas Island, where they will find Yas Waterworld, Ferrari World and the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix track.