It’s a bumpy landing as Etihad Airways reports $1.87 billion net loss for 2016
Etihad Airways announced its 2016 financial results today, recording a net loss of $1.87 billion on $8.36 billion in revenues as one-off impairment charges and fuel hedging losses weighed against a solid performance of the core airline. The core airline business achieved steady passenger revenues of $4.9 billion and... Read more
Etihad Airways flies high with acquisition of its 10th Airbus A380
Etihad Airways has taken delivery of its 10th and final Airbus A380. Employees from Etihad Airways and Airbus gathered at the European aircraft manufacturer’s Hamburg Finkenwerder plant in Germany, where the new A380 was officially handed over to Etihad Airways before beginning its delivery flight to Abu Dhabi. Etihad... Read more
Take off from Abu Dhabi to Paris on an Airbus A380 from July 1
Do you want to travel from Abu Dhabi to Paris in true style? Now you can, as Etihad Airways has announced the deployment of an Airbus A380 aircraft on the Abu Dhabi to Paris route. The superjumbo, which features ‘The Residence’ – the world’s first three-room suite on a... Read more
Halima Aden stars at Etihad Airways’ UAE launch of ‘Runway to Runway’
Etihad Airways hosted a special reception on April 27 at the Rosewood Abu Dhabi to mark the UAE launch of ‘Runway to Runway’, the airline’s rewards programme aimed at supporting the fashion community’s international travel requirements. Celebrated Somali-American model, Halima Aden, flew in from the US on a 48-hour... Read more
UAE to lead Middle East air passenger growth this year
The UAE is poised to lead Middle East air passenger growth in 2017 with an annual increase of more than 6.3%, despite sluggish global economic growth, low oil prices, ‘Trumponomics’ and Brexit, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). According to John Strickland, Director, JLS Consulting, who, with... Read more
Eric Räty wins Taste the World contest in Hong Kong
Etihad Airways, the official airline partner of Taste of Hong Kong, crowned Eric Räty, from Café Gray Deluxe, winner of the Taste the World competition held in Hong Kong on March 18, 2017. The Taste the World award is presented to the chef who best epitomises Etihad Airways’ food... Read more
Hello, yes, Belgrade can do the needful for you in Europe
EAP Shared Services, part of Etihad Aviation Group, has opened a new global Shared Services centre in Belgrade. The EAP Shared Services centre was officially opened on March 13, 2017 by Aleksandar Vučić, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia; James Hogan, the President and Chief Executive Officer... Read more
Etihad Airways commemorates International Women’s Day
Her Highness Dr Sheikha Shamma bint Mohammed Al Nahyan has made a special visit to Etihad’s Global Business Service Solutions (GBSS) facility in Al Ain. The visit was part of Etihad Aviation Group’s (EAG) activities to mark International Women’s Day, recognised internationally on March 8 each year to celebrate... Read more
Etihad Airways Engineering to optimise Kenya Airways’ Boeings
Etihad Airways Engineering has signed an agreement with Kenya Airways to perform mandatory checks on the East African country’s Boeing 787-8 fleet. The first of six scheduled Boeing 787 C-checks begins this month, with the last one planned for October 2017. Kenya Airways is also planning a number of... Read more
flynas offers 7 new Indian destinations with Etihad Airways
Saudi low-cost carrier flynas has announced it is adding seven new destinations in India as part of its codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways. This comes as part of an expanded codeshare agreement between the two airlines signed in October 2012. flynas currently operates 18 flights per week from Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam to Abu Dhabi, and the codeshare... Read more