Etihad Airways to host recruiting days for cabin crew in Chicago, New York and Washington D.C.

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2013-12-23 — / — Talented hospitality professionals based in the US now have the opportunity to take their career high into the sky, by joining Etihad Airways’ world’s leading airline cabin crew.

Competent US nationals, who are interested in joining the airline’s award-winning team of cabin crew, food and beverage managers, and qualified in-flight chefs, should apply online.

Recruitment days will take place in Chicago, New York and WashingtonD.C. in the new year. Applicants interested in attending a recruitment day, and joining Etihad Airways, should register in advance by visiting

Recruitment days will offer applicants the opportunity to meet Etihad Airways’ recruitment specialists who will provide comprehensive information about living in Abu Dhabi and the dynamics of working with guests at 30,000 feet.

New cabin crew members undergo a seven-week training program, conducted at Etihad Airways’ state-of-the-art Safety and ServiceTrainingAcademy in Abu Dhabi.

Aubrey Tiedt, Etihad Airways’ Vice President Guest Services, said: “To support the rapid, dynamic expansion of Etihad Airways, we are delighted to host our recruitment drive in the US. We hope to attract individuals with a great passion for guest service and hospitality to join our multinational and multicultural cabin crew team.

“We are proud to have the world’s leading cabin crew within our team, working in a range of roles including flight attendants, in-flight chefs and food and beverage managers. Our cabin crew hail from more than 138 nationalities and enjoy great career development opportunities. We look forward to welcoming new American colleagues to join us very soon.”

Etihad Airways operates seven luxury premium lounges around the world and one of them is based at WashingtonDullesInternationalAirport. More Etihad Airways lounges are set to open in the US in 2014 and this will provide further opportunities to US nationals to join the airline.

Etihad Airways currently flies to Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C. Direct flights from Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles and Dallas Fort Worth will start in 2014.

More than 200 US nationals currently work for Etihad Airways, including 66 pilots and 27 cabin crew. All are based in the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. They enjoy various benefits including medical insurance and housing support, in addition to access to a wealth of world-class leisure, sports and entertainment activities.

Etihad Airways won the prestigious titles of World’s Leading Airline, World’s Leading First Class, and World’s Leading Airline Cabin Crew at the World Travel Awards held in November in Doha, Qatar.

The World Travel Awards success was followed by the airline being presented with the Global Traveller (GT) magazine award for the Best Airport Lounges in the US, as voted for by Global Traveller readers.

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About Etihad Airways
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, began operations in 2003, and in 2012 carried 10.3 million passengers. From its hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport, Etihad Airways offers flights to 102 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas, with a fleet of 87 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, and over 220 aircraft on firm order, including 71 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, 25 Boeing 777-X, 62 Airbus A350s, and 10 Airbus A380s, the world’s largest passenger aircraft. Etihad Airways holds equity investments in airberlin, Air Seychelles, Virgin Australia, Aer Lingus and Jet Airways.  Subject to regulatory approval, Etihad Airways will launch a new airline brand in Q1 2014, Etihad Regional, after taking a 33.3 per cent stake in Swiss carrier Darwin Airline. The airline will also acquire 49 per cent of Air Serbia from January 2014.  For more information, please visit:

For more information please contact:

Asif Khan
Etihad Airways Corporate Communications
Tel: + 971 50 812 1364


US recruits joining Etihad Airways can look forward to world class training and career development at the airline’s Training Academy in Abu Dhabi.

US recruits joining Etihad Airways can look forward to world class training and career development at the airline’s Training Academy in Abu Dhabi.