Abu Dhabi airport renamed Zayed International Airport

Exterior view of Zayed International Airport
Photo Credit: Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is celebrating the renaming of its home airport to Zayed International Airport today.

This monumental decision follows the inauguration of Terminal A in November 2023, marking a new chapter in the airline’s journey with its state-of-the-art home terminal.

Honoring a Visionary Leader

Arik De, Chief Revenue and Commercial Officer of Etihad Airways, expressed profound pride in the airline’s home, Abu Dhabi, hailing it as the ideal launchpad for global exploration.

He attributed this celebratory milestone to the visionary leadership of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, saying:

“We’re forever grateful to the vision of the UAE’s Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and proudly join in these celebrations as our home airport is renamed in his honour.”

To commemorate this historic occasion, Etihad Airways unveiled a range of special offers for travelers departing from Abu Dhabi to select destinations.

This limited-time opportunity, available from February 9th to 14th, 2024, extends to guests traveling between February 19th and June 15th, 2024.


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Travelers bound for Bangkok can secure exceptional fares, with Economy class starting at AED 2,490 and Business class at AED 7,990.

Meanwhile, those venturing to Osaka can embark on their journey from AED 4,490 (Economy) and AED 14,990 (Business).

In further news, Etihad Airways will inaugurate flights to Boston from March 31st, offering travelers an opportunity to explore this vibrant US city with fares starting from AED 3,490.

For travelers with European escapades in mind, destinations such as Copenhagen, Munich, and Lisbon beckon with enticing fares beginning at AED 2,490 in Economy and AED 11,990 in Business class.

Celebration at Zayed International Airport

During the celebratory weekend, guests at Zayed International Airport can anticipate a warm welcome, complete with gifts, special activities, and live entertainment.

Terminal facilities cater to the diverse needs of guests, with dedicated check-in desks for Economy travelers and exclusive areas for Business and First class passengers.

Biometric self-bag drop facilities streamline the check-in process, ensuring a seamless journey for all guests.

Luxurious Lounge Experience

Etihad Airways’ premium lounges, accessible to elite travelers and Etihad Guest members, offer a sanctuary of comfort and sophistication.

From The Residence to First and Business class, guests can indulge in unparalleled hospitality before their flights. Economy travelers seeking a taste of luxury can also access the exclusive lounge space, subject to availability.

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