Tag: Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways Signs Codeshare Agreement with Swiss

Etihad Airways has signed a new codeshare partnership with Swiss International Air Lines (Swiss). Under the agreement, Etihad Airways will have its EY flight code on Swiss services between Geneva and Zurich, while Swiss will market its LX code on the Abu Dhabi carrier’s said services between Zurich and Abu Dhabi. Etihad said the codeshare […]

Etihad Denies Plans to Sell Jet Airways Shares

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways has rejected claims that it will sell its 24 percent stake in Jet Airways by Q3 2019, calling the Indian airline a “valuable partner.” The Etihad statement comes in response to a recent report from aviation consultancy CAPA, which on Thursday also tweeted that “CAPA research indicates Etihad may divest its […]

Gulf Carriers Aviation Outlook 2018: Year for Strategic Recalibration

Middle East aviation is eager to look past 2017, disturbed by travel and laptop bans, and then the airspace blockade against Qatar Airways and its home country, all along with the continuing campaign by some US airlines against Gulf carriers. Despite the unpleasantries, 2017 set in motion strategic developments likely to unfurl during 2018. Emirates […]

Air Berlin Set To Axe Alitalia Wet-Lease

As part of the ongoing rationalization of its operations, Air Berlin will shortly discontinue a wet-lease agreement with fellow Etihad Airways equity partner Alitalia. At present, the bankrupt Italian carrier operates two A320-200s – EI-DSX (msn 3643) and EI-DSZ (msn 3695) – for the bankrupt German carrier on flights from Berlin Tegel to each of […]

Etihad Pilot Dies During Cargo Flight To Amsterdam

An Etihad Airways pilot died while operating a cargo flight from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam, forcing the carrier to make an emergency landing in Kuwait. In a statement on Wednesday, Etihad Airways said the aircraft was diverted safely to Kuwait where a medical team was present to assist him. “Etihad Airways is saddened to report […]

Etihad Has No Plans To Sell Its Stake In Jet Airways

Jet Airways chairman, Naresh Goyal, has denied he is looking to other carriers to shore up investment in the carrier amid rumors that Etihad might be looking to drop its stake in the airline. “Our partner Etihad has no intention to exit their investment in Jet Airways. We have no plans to sell stake to […]

Airberlin To Cut All Caribbean Long-Haul Routes

German carrier airberlin, which filed for bankruptcy last month, is to close all of its long-haul routes to the Caribbean from Sept. 25 because of cuts to its long-haul fleet. On Sept. 11, the oneworld member said its entire Caribbean network will be closed, including flights from Dusseldorf to Curacao (Dutch Antilles), Cancun (Mexico), Havanna […]

Etihad’s CEO Hunt Nearly Over

Etihad Airways Group is getting to set to name its new CEO within the next few months, according to a statement by the company. “The successful candidate is expected to start no later than the beginning of 2018,” the statement read. Former Etihad CEO James Hogan departed from the company in May, with Ray Gammel […]

Air Berlin May Soon Cancel Flights As Cash Crunch Looms

Despite a government guarantee of EUR150 million, Air Berlin (AB, Berlin Tegel) may soon find itself having to cancel flights, according to German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung. Citing insider information, the news site says that Air Berlin will be unable to maintain parts of its network as it does not have access to revenue generated by […]

Opportunities For Women In Aviation Are Growing

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) is celebrating its female workforce as part of the third annual Emirati Women’s Day. Women comprise 36 per cent of EAG’s nearly 26,000-strong workforce, working alongside men in what are traditionally regarded as male professions such as engineering, the flight deck and cargo. Emirati women are also well represented in these […]