Tag: Etihad

‘New Era’ Gulf Carriers Look To Join Aviation Alliances

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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, […]

Emirates Chief Sees ‘Value’ in Working Closer with Etihad

The head of Emirates reportedly said on Wednesday that he sees “value” in working more closely with UAE-based rival Etihad Airways. President Tim Clark was quoted as saying by Reuters that he is open to cooperation with Etihad on areas including procurement, but he added that a full merger was “unlikely”. “I think there is […]

Etihad Backed Virgin Australia Continues To Struggle

Etihad backed Virgin Australia posted $185 million in annual losses last month. The results were the fifth consecutive annual loss by Australia’s second-biggest carrier, in which Etihad has a 21 percent stake. CEO John Borghetti says that the losses, a 17.6 percent improvement year on year, indicate that the airline is “on the right track” […]

200 Air Berlin Pilots ‘Call In Sick’ – Over 100 Flights Canceled

In what has been seen as a wildcat strike, 200 Air Berlin pilots called in sick on September 12, at short notice, forcing the insolvent carrier to cancel over 100 flights, resulting in chaos at many German airports and the cancellation of a number of trans-Atlantic flights. With the ailing carrier presently up for sale, […]