Tag: Etihad

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-Backed Alitalia Forced To Cancel 60% Of Flights

Italy’s flagship airline Alitalia was forced to cancel 60 percent of its flights on Wednesday due to a strike over plans for the troubled airline to slash over 2,000 jobs, according to Arabian Business and AFP. The strike, called by several trade unions, had been expected and the company managed to offer alternative flights to […]

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 […]

Lufthansa CEO Says Rapid Growth of Gulf Airlines Coming to An End

Lufthansa believes the rapid growth phase of Gulf airlines is coming to end, which could help to ease some of the pressure in a highly competitive industry, its chief executive said on Wednesday. Speaking after signing catering and maintenance deals with Abu Dhabi-based Etihad, Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr said there were signs Gulf rivals were […]

Two Aviation Incidents In One Day in UAE

Airports in Dubai and Abu Dhabi today faced short breaks in operation following two separate incidents – one involving an Etihad flight, the other a drone incursion Abu Dhabi Airports confirmed that at 12.06 pm Etihad flight EY450 bound for Sydney, returned to Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) due to a technical issue. The ADAC […]

Airbus Could Be Squeezing in More Seats Onto Its A380 Jets

AIRBUS could be making a controversial change to the biggest passenger jet in the world — and you might not like it. The European aircraft manufacturer is looking to squeeze in an extra economy seat in each row on its A380 jumbo jets, bumping the total number of seats from 10 across to 11. This […]