Etihad Airways
Address:Khalifa City Abu Dhabi35566
+00 971 2 599 0000
IATA code:EY
3-digit code:607

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About the airline

Etihad Airways was established as the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates in July 2003 by Royal (Amiri) Decree issued by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. It started with an initial paid-up capital of AED500 million. Services were launched with a ceremonial flight to Al Ain on 5 November 2003. On 12 November 2003, Etihad commenced commercial operations with the launch of services to Beirut, and has gone on to become the fastest growing airline in the history of commercial aviation.[citation needed] Prior to the establishment of Etihad, Gulf Air was the airline which was based at Abu Dhabi Airport and was also co-owned by Bahrain.