Fourth largest airline in the Middle East. The Chairman of the Board is His Highness HH Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Etihad Airways is a member of the Arab Air Transport Organization and a sponsor of Manchester City Football Club. It also operates two commercial branches, Etihad Holidays and Etihad Cargo, both launched in 2004. Commercial operations began in May and September 2004.
With Abu Dhabi International Airport as its hub, Etihad Airways flies to and from 86 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Oceania and North America. Etihad Airways has stakes in Air Berlin, Air Seychelles, Virgin Australia, Aer Lingus, Alitalia, Air Serbia and Jet Airways, making it the fastest growing airline in the history of commercial aviation.