Tag: Abu Dhabi

Lufthansa Could Buy Airberlin, If Abu Dhabi Bails It Out

Lufthansa has put the ball squarely in the Abu Dhabi governments court, saying its ties with Etihad could grow ever closer, if the government wants. Germany’s biggest and Europe’s third biggest airline CEO was in Abu Dhabi last week, the second time in four months. This time he was part of the delegation visiting with […]

Etihad’s Troubles In Europe Are Getting Worse

Alitalia’s staff rejecting a last minute restructuring bid to keep the airline afloat, has not only pushed the European airline to begin bankruptcy proceedings for the second time in a decade, but has also put Abu Dhabi-based Etihad’s European future in question. Etihad paid €560 million for its 49 percent stake in Alitalia in 2014, […]

Etihad Airways To Launch Airbus A380 Flights To Paris

Etihad Airways will deploy its Airbus A380s on the Abu Dhabi – Paris route this summer as part of seasonal adjustments to the airline’s fleet plan. Between July 1 and October 28, the A380 will replace one of the two Boeing 777-300ER services to Charles de Gaulle Airport, and it will feature the carrier’s acclaimed […]

Etihad Cargo Boosts Freighter Fleet with 10th Aircraft

Etihad Cargo has taken delivery of its 10th freighter further boosting Etihad Airways’ fastest growing division. The addition of an A330F takes its Airbus freighter fleet to five, joining five Boeing 777 freighters that collectively serve 42 destinations worldwide. The delivery follows 12 months of sustained growth for the carrier, which launched 10 new freighter […]

Etihad Flight Diverted To Military Base Following Security Threat

A flight from Dublin to Abu Dhabi had to be diverted to military airbase due to a security threat onboard the aircraft. The Etihad Airways flight EY042 was diverted to Al Minhad Air Base outside of Dubai following a security alert. Passengers underwent security screening, as did all luggage on board. The aircraft was also […]

Etihad Cuts Staff Numbers as Conditions Deteriorate

In an indication that steadily tightening global economic conditions are hitting even the most prominent airlines, Etihad Airways has announced it intends to reduce staff numbers. The Abu Dhabi-based carrier, which has expanded its interests rapidly in recent years, says that a company restructuring will “result in a measured reduction of headcount in some parts […]

Falcon’s AW169 in Global Offshore Debut

Abu Dhabi-based Falcon Aviation is planning to put its recently received twin-engined, AgustaWestland 169 into offshore service – the first AW169 to operate in the global offshore oil industry. The company is currently finalising pilot training and anticipates having the 8-seater oil and gas variant of the helicopter in service for French oil giant Total […]

Etihad Engineering and Airbus Sign MoU on A380 MRO Services

Etihad Airways Engineering and Airbus have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work jointly on the development of a new A380 MRO Services offering. With this partnership Airbus and Etihad Airways Engineering will combine their respective skills to offer the market a value-adding MRO service solution for worldwide A380 operators, starting in 2017. The […]

Etihad, Partners to Support Nearly 425,000 Jobs in Africa in 2016

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) and its equity airline partners will support almost 425,000 jobs and are expected to contribute $3.6 billion GDP to the African economy in 2016, as Abu Dhabi becomes a key hub for business travel both into and out of the continent. A report released by leading international research organisation Oxford Economics […]

Air Traffic Regulator Sets Out Five-Year Strategy for Airports

The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is working on improvements to the airspace over the UAE to allow for smoother flow of air traffic. The GCAA said it would bring aircraft closer to improve their flow, reducing air corridor space while maintaining safety. Laila Ali bin Hareb Al Mu­hairi, the GCAA’s assistant director general for […]