Etihad Airways is the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates. It is headquartered in Abu Dhabi, and operates a fleet of 286 aircraft serving more than 190 destinations in 55 countries. Etihad also has codeshare agreements with several other airlines, offering connections to over 1,000 destinations. The airline was founded in 1993 and has been consistently rated one of the best in the world by international travel ratings organizations. In 2012, Etihad became the first Gulf airline to be awarded a five-star rating by Skytrax for both excellence in customer service and amenities.