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Etihad Airways is the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and is one of the world's fastest growing airlines. From its base in Abu Dhabi, it flies to over 70 destinations worldwide. An Etihad flight is first and foremost great value for your money. Since its inception in November 2003, Etihad Airways has been voted the World's Leading New Airline, and subsequently the World's Leading Airline, both for three years in a row at the World Travel Awards.
Taking inspiration from Abu Dhabi, the heart of modern Arabia, Etihad Airways offers outstanding service on its fleet of luxurious new aircraft. Enjoy more choice in Coral Economy Class, stretch out on a truly flat bed in Pearl Business Class, or relax in private hospital suites in Diamond First Class.
With its modern fleet, Etihad can take you there quickly and safely. Featuring the latest aircraft models such as the Airbus A380, Boeing B787 Dreamliner,  Boeing 777-300ER, the Airbus 340-500.  Etihad Airways is well-equipped to meet the needs of its increasing passenger base.

Etihad from London Heathrow, Manchester & Edinburgh

Etihad has 3 services a day operating from London Heathrow Terminal 4 to Abu Dhabi (Morning, Afternoon & Evening) with onward connections to Australia. Aditionally there is a twice daily service from Manchester to Abu Dhabi and one from Edinburgh.
The Airbus A380 is now operated on all flights from Heathrow to Abu Dhabi and most flights onward to Sydney.

The following destinations can be reached on connecting flights:
 2 flights per day - A380 aircraft
Melbourne:  2 flights per day  - A380 aircraft
Brisbane:  1 flight per day 
Perth: 1 flights per day

Pre-Booked Seats
On most flights your actual seats can be pre-booked at no additional cost.  To help you decide your preferred seating check the aircraft type on your flight itinerary and look at the following website:  

Baggage Allowance
The following is the current baggage allowance on flights through to Australasia
Checked:  Economy Class   30 kgs           Business Class  40 kgs          First Class  50 kgs
No one bag to exceed 32 kgs 
Carry on:  Economy 1 x 7 kg;   Business & First 2 x (not more than 12 kgs in total) 

Online Check in is available 24 Hours prior to departure

Thanks to Etihad Airways and their codeshare partners, you can connect better and enjoy great savings with Etihad Airways and the Australia-New Zealand Skypass. Now, you can travel to even more destinations in Australia and New Zealand thanks to their codeshare partners, Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand.

Chauffeur Transfers

Transfers are no longer included in the price for Business Class and First Class travellers but they can be booked on a paid-for basis at all airports.

Coral Economy

  • One of the world’s most spacious and ergonomically designed economy seats.
  • Generous meals made from quality ingredients accompanied by a complimentary bar service.
  • Three meal choices rather than two.
  • 10.4-inch touch screen on most flights
  • In-seat power sockets
  • Audio/ethernet connectivity
  • Cradle recline ensures more comfortable ergonomic seating position
  • Family pack to keep the kids entertained
  • Mood lighting to ease jet lag

Pearl Business Class

  • A privacy shell, 6 ft 1 inch full flat bed and direct aisle access from every seat.
  • Your own Food and Beverage Manager.
  • A la carte or ‘Kitchen Anytime’ options.
  • Five-star dining with fine wines.
  • 15-inch screen
  • Noise-canceling headsets
  • In-seat power sockets
  • Audio/ethernet connectivity
  • In-built massage
  • Luxury comforters and pillows
  • Mood lighting to ease jet lag

Diamond First Class

  • Perfectly flat, 6 ft 8 inch, extra wide bed, in your own personal suite.
  • Your own personal chef
  • Mezoon Grille, Taste of Arabia, à la carte  and ‘Kitchen Anytime’ options
  • 23-inch, cinematic widescreen
  • Changing room
  • Sliding doors for complete privacy
  • Upholstered in Poltrona Frau leather
  • Personal mini-bar
  • Personal wardrobe
  • In-built massage
  • Cosy blankets, pure dupion silk and cotton duvet, fitted sheets, full-sized pillows and loungewear