Etihad Airways is the second-largest airline and flag carrier of the UAE, after Emirates. Its head office is in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, near Abu Dhabi's International Airport. The company commenced operations in November 2003. Etihad Cargo has launched its direct flight between Nairobi and Amsterdam carrying more than 91,000 kg of perishable items, largely consisting of flowers and vegetables.
The new flight is part of the carrier’s latest global network update, which now includes Dammam, Jeddah and Muscat, in addition to increased frequencies to key destinations across Africa and Asia.