Etihad Airways has big plans for hens, bees and pickles

Now that I know about the hens, the bees and the pickles, I’m kicking myself for missing a recent opportunity to fly to Abu Dhabi on Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE.

The airline has 200 free-range hens on duty at Abu Dhabi Organics Farms laying eggs that are used in some dishes prepared by on-board chefs for first class passengers.

Several beehives on the farm are also producing honey for airline meals and the airline has promised its own signature line of pickles made from organic paprika, chili, onion, capsicum and dates.