Etihad flights usually depart from Terminal 2. Although, as of September 2nd at 00:01, all Etihad Airways flights will now depart from Terminal 1 until further notice.
Etihad Airways flights leave from Manchester Airport every morning and evening for the modern hub of Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, from where you can connect to hundreds of other destinations, including Australia, South Africa and Thailand.
Etihad is one of the world's safest airlines, and operates a modern fleet of planes. Most Etihad flights from Manchester Airport are on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and offer a fantastic experience, no matter whether you're travelling in Economy or Business class. You may even be lucky enough to travel on the special Manchester City branded Dreamliner, which entered service in October 2019; its first flight was from Abu Dhabi to Manchester Airport.
Etihad flights from Manchester to Abu Dhabi offer great onboard service, a delicious menu and a wide range of movies and TV shows to enjoy on your personal entertainment screen.
Etihad check in
Etihad flights are currently departing Manchester Airport from Terminal 1.
Check in opens 3 hours before departure
You can check in for your flight 3 hours before your departure time. The check in desks close one hour before departure.
Etihad flies to Abu Dhabi twice a day
You can fly from Manchester to Abu Dhabi on Etihad every morning and evening. The flight takes around 7 hours.
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All Etihad flights from Manchester arrive at Abu Dhabi International Airport in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi International Airport (airport code AUH) is a large, modern airport with onward flights across the globe. Etihad flights usually depart from Manchester Airport Terminal 2 and arrive at Terminal 3 in Abu Dhabi.
Visitors to Abu Dhabi will find a gleaming, modern city with fantastic sights, food and hotels. Top things to do in Abu Dhabi include:
Visiting the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the world's largest mosque
Visiting Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, a huge, mostly indoor theme park which features the world's fastest rollercoaster
Walking along the Corniche, an attractive seafront area with beaches, activities, shops and restaurants
Shopping for souvenirs in Abu Dhabi's souks
Going to the Louvre; the iconic Paris art gallery opened its first international outpost in Abu Dhabi in 2018
Seeing the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which takes place each year in November or December
You can travel to Australia from Manchester Airport on Etihad Airways, with just one connection in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Etihad destinations in Australia
Etihad flies direct from Abu Dhabi to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in Australia; if your final destination is elsewhere in Australia you can catch one of their codeshare flights within the country, or travel on to New Zealand.
Gateway to the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast and a sunny, cultured destination in its own right, trips to Brisbane are laid back, fun and filled with activities. In 2015 Brisbane was voted one of the top ten most beautiful cities in the world, but if you're not a city person you won't have to travel far for a dose of nature; Moreton Bay on the outskirts is blessed with sandy beaches and clear blue waters that are home to whales, dolphins and turtles.
Sydney, New South Wales
You have to get a selfie at the iconic Sydney Opera House of course, but Sydney has much more to offer. This surprisingly green and sophisticated city is like no other - stunning national parks virtually surround the city, while you'll find still-wild areas even around the harbour area. Shopping, restaurants and nightlife are up there with the world's best, while you'll never be short of photo opportunities; daredevils should try a climb up to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Among Etihad's destinations in Australia, Melbourne is definitely the cool kid of the bunch. A deeply-ingrained coffee cultures meets a vibrant street art scene in one of the world's most hipster cities. A typically Australian openness means though that even in its coolest corners, Melbourne is never aloof. Don't miss day trips to wine country, the beach at St Kilda and to see the penguins on Phillip Island.More Australian adventures
Vibrant Mumbai is the gateway to India and offers a lively and varied introduction to the country to visitors. If you took the art deco style of Miami and the hustle of New York, mixed them up and transplanted them to India, you’d have something close to Mumbai. A city of 22 million people, it’s one of the most densely populated urban centres in the world – a city of dreams, glamour and enormous contrasts. A thoroughly modern city built on commerce – including the Bollywood film industry – it’s also home to some of India’s most iconic sights and most delicious food.Mumbai destination guide
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