Tag: Etihad Airways

Air Berlin Files For Administration As Etihad Expresses Disappointment

Air Berlin has filed for administration after Etihad Airways said it cannot continue to guarantee future cash infusions into the troubled airline. “This development is extremely disappointing for all parties, especially as Etihad has provided extensive support to Airberlin for its previous liquidity challenges and restructuring efforts over the past six years,” Etihad has said […]

Qatar Airways Reverses Decision To Buy 10% Stake In American Airlines

Qatar Airways has announced its decision not to proceed with the acquisition of a 10% stake in American Airlines, “taking into account the latest public disclosure” of the airline. A spokeswoman for the public relations firm representing the American carrier in the U.S. said it would not elaborate on what was being referred to as […]

Etihad Looses $2 Billion – Despite Receiving $1.7 Billion In Subsidies

A new analysis from forensic accountants on behalf of the Partnership for Open & Fair Skies has revealed that Etihad Airways suffered a $2.06 billion operating loss in 2015, even as the airline received $1.7 billion in new subsidies from its government. The accountants also discovered that Etihad had an operating loss of $1.4 billion […]

Etihad Airways Could Deepen Alitalia Stake

Italy’s Alitalia has received around 10 non-binding offers for total or partial take-over, including from UAE national carrier Etihad Airways and budget airline Ryanair. The deadline for the loss-making company to receive non-binding offers was 6:00 pm local time (1600 GMT). Alitalia, which has struggled to compete with low-cost rivals including Ryanair, went into administration […]

Etihad Rated Among The Quietest Airlines at Heathrow

Etihad Airways has been given a top rating by London’s Heathrow Airport for its emissions and night-time noise performance during the first three months of 2017. The ‘Fly Quiet and Clean’ League Table, the first of its kind to be produced by the airport, placed the UAE’s national airline among the top carriers for operating […]

Etihad Airways Doubles A380 Services To JFK

Etihad Airways has introduced its flagship Airbus A380 aircraft on its second daily service between the UAE capital and New York JFK. The superjumbo has replaced a three-class Boeing 777-300ER previously operating one of the airline’s twice daily flights. The new deployment means New York will join London and Sydney as an all-A380 operation. Guests […]

Etihad Airways Expands Boeing 787 Network In Europe

Etihad Airways announced plans to boost its European Dreamliner network with the deployment of Boeing 787-9 aircraft to Amsterdam and Madrid. The 299-seat Dreamliners will be introduced on year-round scheduled services to Amsterdam from 1 September, and to Madrid, effective 1 October, joining Düsseldorf and Zurich as the airline’s other European Dreamliner services. The 787-9 […]

Gulf Airlines Swift to Prove Workaround for Electronic Device Ban

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has announced it is to provide business-class and first-class passengers with iPads. At the same time, Doha-based Qatar airways has decided to offer the use of laptops for business-class passengers. Meanwhile, Dubai-based Emirates is to provide all passengers with a specialist handling service whereby passengers can keep their large electronic devices […]

Etihad Airways Engineering Granted with Production Approval from EASA

Etihad Airways Engineering has become the first organisation in the Middle East to be granted with a Part21G Production Organisation Approval (POA) by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). With the new approval Etihad Airways Engineering is now entitled to manufacture interior parts such as seat covers, carpets, curtains, decals and markings alongside composite and […]

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 […]