Etihad Airways


Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has in the past ten years established itself as the world’s leading airline.

Here are just a few reasons why you should book with the best.  

Pre-Flight Information

Airport check-in

If you choose to check-in at the airport ahead of your Etihad Airways flight, you may do so at a check-in desk or using one of the airline’s airport kiosks. Check-in closure times do vary between departure airports and flight duration. It’s important to check your boarding pass and booking information to find the correct check-in closure time for your flight.

Online check-in

Online check-in opens 30 hours before your Etihad Airways flight. When you’ve checked in, you can simply head to our ‘Bag drop for online check-in desk’ at the airport. You can use the same you've saved by checking in online to shop, dine or unwind.


Etihad Airways offers several baggage options.

Checked Baggage

The amount you pay for extra baggage depends on where you are flying to and from. For some destinations, extra baggage is charged per kilogram, and for other destinations it is charged per bag.


You can enjoy a discount when you buy extra baggage while booking your ticket, or save 30% if you book up to six hours before you fly.

Cabin Baggage

With our hand baggage only fares, you can carry one cabin bag weighing up to 7kg. Your bag can be up to 56cm wide, 36cm high and 23cm deep.

If your cabin baggage exceeds our maximum weight or dimension limits, you will be asked to check your bags in. Excess baggage charges will apply.


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Etihad Airways Premium Lounge in Abu Dhabi

Dine, relax, work and freshen up prior to flying.

Etihad’s Premium Lounges in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 at Abu Dhabi airport offer our renowned world class services and facilities.

Building upon Etihad's pledge to offer the very best in the hospitality industry, walk into facilities closer to those you’d find in a boutique hotel. Look forward to spending the next few hours watching a film, enjoying a gourmet meal, or having a spa treatment.

A family room also provides children of all ages with their own world of fun and entertainment in a colourful and engaging setting.

Etihad Premium Lounges are located in Terminal 3 close to gate 35 and in Terminal 1 beside the Al Reem lounge after you clear security.


Etihad Airways First & Business Class Lounge at Melbourne Airport

Etihad Airways has opened its spectacular new Premium Lounge at Melbourne Airport, offering guests a stylish, comfortable environment in which they can relax, re-energise, dine, work or be entertained pre-flight.

A natural light filled space with floor-to-ceiling glass, it offers expansive views across the runway. At more than 800m2 with seating capacity for up to 133 guests, it is the airline’s largest Premium Lounge outside Abu Dhabi.

A centrepiece of the new lounge is the intimate 26-seat dining area. Here guests will enjoy the airline’s signature hospitality with restaurant-style a la carte dining and an international buffet.

The kitchen prides itself on making everything in-house. Professional chefs prepare each dish on site using the freshest, locally sourced, seasonal produce. Another striking feature is the sculptural showcase bar, here guests can enjoy a selection of refreshments.

Custom furnishings – by Boss – offer lounge guests a choice of seating styles, each designed for maximum comfort while dining, working and relaxing. High-speed Wi-Fi connectivity is complimentary and multi-zone electric and USB power outlets are conveniently located throughout the lounge.

Guests in The Residence, First Apartments and Business Studios will be invited to visit the lounge pre-flight. Platinum, Gold and Silver members of Etihad Guest and eligible members of Etihad Airways Partners and partner airline loyalty programs will also be able to use the lounge when travelling in Economy Class. Guests must be booked on an Etihad Airways-operated flight on the same day.

Located in Terminal 2 adjacent to gate 10, the lounge will open approximately three hours prior to the departure of Etihad Airways twice daily Melbourne-Abu Dhabi flights. 

In-Flight Experience

In-flight Entertainment

Audio-Video-on-Demand (AVOD) is available in all travel classes in Etihad Airways. Enjoy a 10.4 inch touch-screen LCD monitor in the back of each seat in Coral Economy and laptop power supply with the USB port. Audio-Visual-On-Demand (AVOD) offers over 500 hours of entertainment and a comprehensive audio library consisting of over 250 CDs with 10 more added every month. Enjoy 70 films, over 40 hours of television programming, 13 audio channels and 29 games. The unit also offers an audio player to create a personal audio play list and video favourite's option to create a personal video play list. All guests are provided with noise-cancelling headphones and are able to access the in-flight entertainment system and telephone facility through the handset located on the armrest of each seat.


Flying Reimagined, by Etihad

Etihad continues to reimagine flying. Our pioneering spirit and traditions of hospitality, drawn from our home Abu Dhabi, have been harnessed to create contemporary living spaces in the air and deliver unparalleled comfort and service.

We are delighted to introduce you to the exquisite cabins on our aircraft including our new product on our A380 and B787.

Economy SEAT (A330/A340/B777)
The Etihad Economy Seat is an ergonomically designed seat offering adjustable lumbar support and headrest. Relax in comfort and enjoy over 750 hours of on-demand movies, music, shows, and live TV channels on your personal 10.4-inch video screen.

Economy SMART SEAT (A380/B787)

Our economy smart seat is the ultimate in clever design, with a unique “fixed wing” headrest that will make the journey even more comfortable. Stay entertained with more than 750 hours of on-demand entertainment on your personal 11.1 inch screen, along with our special noise-reduction headsets.

Business FLAT-BED (A330/A340/B777)
Etihad is the only global airline that guarantees a fully-flat bed with aisle access on every long-haul flight. Rest-assured with the opportunity to sleep undisturbed in one of the most spacious cabins in the air.

Business Studio (A380/B787)

The Business Studios are the embodiment of style, simplicity and functionality. The seat converts into a comfortable fully-flat bed of up to 79-inches.

First Suite (B787/A330/A340/B777)
Enjoy uncompromised privacy behind closed doors. We have redefined luxury air travel with individual suites, higher levels of comfort and more personal space than ever before.

First Apartment (A380)
Etihad revolutionises First Class with the First Apartment. More than a seat, it is a living space for the discerning traveller, spacious enough to walk around in.

The Residence (A380)
The world’s most exclusive cabin in the sky, where a truly unique and bespoke experience is delivered with complete discretion and limitless hospitality. With a living room, separate bedroom and ensuite bathroom, The Residence by Etihad is the only three-room suite in the sky. 

Cabin Classes

Diamond First Class

The spacious surroundings and luxurious seating and dining in Etihad Airways Diamond First Class are as elegant as anything on the ground. Individual cabins are arranged into 4-abreast seating 1-2-1 with each seat pitch at 6 feet 8 inches, which transforms into a 180 degree flat bed. A six-way movement headrest and footrest will ensure a relaxing journey. The seats feature pneumatic lumbar support with built-in massage facility, a personal reading light and desk lamp, as well as mini-bar, coat hanger and personal stowage. Diamond First Class guests may also socialise in the dedicated First Class lounge located at the front of the aircraft, complete with bar and seating area. Etihad's new in-flight service 'Inspired Service' allows guests the flexibility to choose when to eat and drink, from a new menu featuring both a-la-carte and kitchen choices. Enjoy a medley of fine ingredients with Oriental, Asian, European and Middle Eastern influences creating a wide culinary range to compliment the choice of the finest wines serves from the bottle.


Pearl Business Class

The Pearl Business Class self-contained, spacious seat transforms into a 6 feet 1 inch, 180 degree flat bed. Offering an 88 inch seat pitch and direct aisle access for all guests and a built-in massage facility, the Pearl seat is pure comfort. The well equipped seating provides individual lighting and reading lamp, coat hanger and personal stowage to ensure your journey is all the more comfortable. Like every other aspect of travelling in Pearl Business Class, dining is a refined experience. Etihad's award-winning chefs prepare a delicious menu of fine modern cuisine with warm and personal service, which reflects the airlines truly international flavour.


Coral Economy Class

With its ergonomic design, the Coral Economy Class seats recline 30 degrees and offers a seat pitch between 31-33 inches giving you more space and comfort. Seats have a wide seat bottom that moves forward when reclined and an adjustable footrest and headrest allowing you to really relax. Experience in-flight mood lighting that creates a relaxed ambience inside the cabin to compliment your mental and physical wellbeing. Etihad is also pleased to offer the services of an onboard Food and Beverage manager, responsible for championing the quality, presentation and delivery of food and beverages onboard, ensuring it is consistently to the highest standards.

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Etihad Airways, the world’s fastest growing airline, is continuing to expand its global network offering 32 flights per week from Australia to a network of over 90 destinations, all via our home Abu Dhabi. So whether you want to visit Europe’s greatest cities, discover North America or venture off the beaten track to South Africa and South America, Etihad Airways can take you there. We continue to expand along with our equity and partner airlines which currently give you access to over 325 destinations worldwide. So the next time you want to say bonjour, ciao or hola to anywhere, look no further than Etihad Airways.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How and when was Etihad Airways formed?

Etihad Airways was established on July 3, 2003, by a royal decree of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. It began operations in November 2003 and has since become the national airline of the United Arab Emirates.

What do I do if my Etihad Airways flight is impacted?

If your Etihad Airways flight is impacted, check for updates via email or notifications. Please visit our support page for more information on what to do if your flight has been impacted.

What is Etihad Airways doing for the planet?

Etihad Airways has taken steps to reduce its environmental impact, including investing in more fuel-efficient aircraft, implementing fuel-saving technologies, and participating in carbon offset programs to mitigate emissions.

Can I use online check-in with Etihad Airways?

Yes, Etihad Airlines offers online check-in services through their website or mobile app, allowing passengers to select seats and obtain a digital boarding pass for a convenient airport experience.

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