Tag: Etihad

Etihad to Sell 38 Widebody Aircraft in a Deal Worth $1 Billion

Reading Time: < 1 minute Etihad Aviation Group has signed a definitive agreement with KKR, a global investment firm, and Altavair AirFinance (“Altavair”),  a commercial aviation finance company, on the acquisition of a total of 38 Etihad-owned widebody planes. The portfolio of aircraft sold by the national airline of the United Arab Emirates includes 16 Boeing 777-300ERs, 16 A330-200s and […]

Which Airlines Have Already Ordered Boeing 777X?

Reading Time: < 1 minute The long-awaited, long-anticipated and groundbreaking Boeing 777X is already on track to explore the horizons above the ground for the first time. It is hard to say that the road of the 777X from its launch in 2013 to its maiden flight has been easy. The seven-year flight has been rather turbulent. But the time […]

Etihad and Air Arabia to Establish First Abu Dhabi-Based Low-Cost Carrier

Reading Time: < 1 minute Operating out of Abu Dhabi International Airport, a new airline dubbed “Air Arabia Abu Dhabi” is being set up through a joint venture between fellow Abu Dhabi-based carriers Etihad Airways (Etihad) and Air Arabia. “This exciting partnership supports our transformation programme and will offer our guests a new option for low-cost travel to and from […]

‘New Era’ Gulf Carriers Look To Join Aviation Alliances

Reading Time: 2 minutes Two of the Gulf’s resurgent carriers have said they are looking at the possibility of cooperation with other airlines including joining alliances in an attempt to stem losses and reinvent their business models. In an interview with Abu Dhabi daily The National last week, Etihad Aviation Group CEO Tony Douglas, who took over in January, […]

Etihad Aviation Group Announces a New Organizational Structure

Reading Time: 2 minutes Etihad Aviation Group announced a new organisational structure and operating model, effective immediately, to deliver on its mandate as it embarks on the next phase of its transformation. The reorganisation is the next step in ensuring the group is fit for purpose to prosper as a people-focused business driven by innovation, safety and sustainability, supporting […]

Etihad Airways’ Loan Of Pilots To Emirates A ‘Win-Win’ For Both Airlines

Reading Time: 2 minutes Both Emirates and Etihad have said that the loan of pilots is a ‘common practice’ that helps airlines manage their pilot resources. Etihad’s loan of pilots to rival Emirates is a “smart win-win” move for both airlines that will help Etihad cut costs and Emirates quick gain qualified staff, according to Saj Ahmad, the chief […]

Etihad Posts $1.5 Billion Loss for 2017 on Partners’ Failures

Reading Time: 2 minutes Etihad Airways improved its core operating performance by 22% in 2017, despite facing challenges including significant fuel cost increases, the entry into administration of its equity partners Alitalia and airberlin, and initial investment in a comprehensive business transformation programme. The airline increased revenues from core operations by 1.9% to US$ 6.1 billion (2016: US$ 5.9 billion), […]

Etihad Airways to Expand Codeshare Deal with EGYPTAIR

Reading Time: 2 minutes Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, and Egyptian national airline EGYPTAIR, have announced a significant expansion of their successful codeshare partnership, widening their horizons to cover more destinations in Africa, North Asia and Australia for the benefit and convenience of their customers.  The initial phase of the agreement was launched in March 2017 […]

Emirates Group and Etihad Aviation Sign Deal on Security

Reading Time: < 1 minute Emirates Group Security and Etihad Aviation Group announced they have signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in aviation security, the first deal between the two aviation companies. In a statement on Monday, Emirates Group said the agreement “signals the importance of closer collaboration in aviation security” to make use of joint synergies and boost […]

Could Alibaba Be Etihad’s Key to China?

Reading Time: 2 minutes The UAE’s national carrier is hoping Chinese retail giant, Ali Baba, turns into just what it needs to gain greater access to the world’s largest economy. After agreeing to promote China’s annual 11.11 shopping festival, the largest of its kind in the world, with livery on aircraft that fly to 40 destinations around the world, […]