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(from left to right): Mataz Mohammed Al Shamsi – Etihad Stakeholders, Etihad Airport Services, Greta Crespi – Etihad Special Services, Etihad Airport Services, Major Khalifa Al Farsi – Abu Dhabi Immigration, Najib Faissal Chehade – Business Development, Etihad Airport Services, Colonel Mohamed Obed Al Dhaheri, Airport Police, Oliver Iffert – Director of Operations, Etihad Airways, Jorg Oppermann – Vice President Hub Operations and Midfield, Etihad Airways, Jo-An May Villareal Villapando – Guest Services Agent, Etihad Airport Services and Captain Majed Al Marzouqi – Vice President Fleet Operations Etihad Airways.

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, today marked 15 years since its inaugural commercial flight to Beirut on 12 November 2003.

In a fitting tribute to the first flight, guests travelling on flight EY535 to the Lebanese capital enjoyed a cake-cutting ceremony at the departure gate this morning.

The airline also presented each guest with a limited-edition cabin crew scarf and tie set, designed by iconic fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, while younger flyers were gifted Etihad teddy bears by cabin crew wearing the airline’s first ever uniform from 2003, in addition to its current style.


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