Established in 2003, Etihad Airways is the flag carrier airline of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Etihad is based in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Etihad is the Arabic abbreviation for United Arab Emirates. It operates services to the Middle East, Europe, Indian subcontinent, North America, Far East, Africa, Central Asia, and Oceania. Its main base is Abu Dhabi International Airport.
The airline's global sponsorships continue to position it as one of the world's fastest growing and most recognisable brands, with its support of the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix gathering plenty of speed. The addition of a special F1 logo on its aircraft is the latest promotional move by the airline, which is helping to take the Middle East's showpiece event to a global audience and to all corners of the world.