Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has in just 10 years established itself as the world’s leading airline according to Etihad’s company website. Since it’s beginnings in July 2003, Etihad has made aviation history as the fastest growing commercial airline. This impressive feat is topped off with their goal to become a “21st century, global airline, challenging and changing the established conventions of airline hospitality.” This June, the company took one step closer to attaining this goal, when their regional headquarters opened here in Addison.
Based in Abu Dhabi, Eithad Airways has a growing international network for 47 codeshare partnerships and holds equity investments in airberlin, Air Seychelles, Virgin Australia and many others. Beginning in December, the airline will continue to expand its U.S. flight network here in Dallas. DFW remains Etihad’s largest and most significant hub for American Airlines – one of the Airway’s U.S. codeshare partners.
In a recent news release, President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, James Hogan, explained, “The U.S. is one of Etihad Airways’ most important global markets and we are delighted to add DFW, a key U.S. destination and hub, to our flight network, bringing the number of American cities we will serve to five by the end of 2014. The new service will also strengthen the deep commercial and bilateral ties between the United Arab Emirates and the United States.
The regional office is located off of Spectrum drive and consists of a nine person regional team. The team is excited to be working in Addison and looks forward to serving those on board. The luxurious experience is unlike any you’ve experienced before. Don’t miss out on the experience of Etihad Airways as they begin serving DFW in December!