Etihad Airways was established as the national airline of the United Arab Emirates in July 2003 by Royal (Amiri) Decree issued by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Services were launched with a ceremonial flight to Al Ain on 5 November 2003. On 12 November 2003, Etihad commenced commercial operations with the launch of services to Beirut, and has gone on to become the fastest growing airline in the history of commercial aviation, serving 61 destinations and Etihad Crystal Cargo serves 14 destinations (including six destinations served by Etihad Airways also) in 42 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania:.
This is a list of cities Etihad flies to as of February 2011, the list includes the city and country name; the airport codes of the International Air Transport Association (IATA airport code) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO airport code); the airport name. Additionally, there are labels for airports that are the airline's hub, future cities and stations that have been terminated.