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Etihad Airways

Removal of Travel Ban Boosts Etihad Capacity

Etihad Airways is set to rapidly expand its operations between Abu Dhabi and Beirut following a relaxation of travel restrictions between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Lebanon. The carrier is due to upgrade its existing daily Airbus A321 service

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Special Olympics Livery Revealed

Etihad Airways has unveiled a new livery to promote the Special Olympics World Games that are taking place in Abu Dhabi between March 14-21. The carrier’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, A6-BLG (c/n 39652), was rolled out in front of four UAE

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Etihad Goes All Dreamliner to China

Etihad Airways is to use Boeing 787 Dreamliners on all its flights to China from July 1 following the upgrade of its Abu Dhabi to Chengdu route. The service will be flown by 787-9s configured with 28 Business Studios and

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Paris Upgrade for Etihad

Etihad Airways has revealed its Abu Dhabi-Paris route will become an all-Airbus A380 service later this year.  The UAE-based carrier confirmed plans to upgrade the second of its two daily rotations to the French capital from the current Boeing 777-300ER

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Cobalt Looks East

Cypriot carrier Cobalt Air has signed an interline agreement with Etihad Airways.  The tie-up, announced on June 7, strengthens the Larnaca-based airline’s presence in the Middle East and extends its reach east beyond Abu Dhabi to more than 100 Etihad-operated

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airberlin Flies On…

Airberlin has vowed to continue operations after filing for insolvency.  The ailing German carrier, which posted a €782m loss last year, confirmed on August 15 it had filed to commence proceedings under self-administration at the Berlin-Charlottenburg District Court as it

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Qatar Airways Soldiers on Despite Diplomatic Crisis

Qatar Airways says its global operations remain unaffected despite five nations withdrawing the carrier’s access to their airspace.  Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen took the action after severing all diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing the

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Alitalia Files for Extraordinary Administration

Italian flag-carrier Alitalia has announced it has filed for ‘amministrazione straordinaria’ (extraordinary administration) after workers rejected its restructuring plan last week. The plan, which was tentatively agreed between the company and trade union representatives, called for 980 redundancies and an

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Etihad Agrees EgyptAir Codeshare

Etihad Airways and EgyptAir will extend their partnership after signing a new codeshare agreement.  The deal, announced on March 1, will be rolled out in three phases, initially covering services between Cairo and Abu Dhabi.  It will be expanded at

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First Phenom for Etihad Flight College

Embraer has delivered the first Phenom 100E to Etihad Flight College. The twin jet, which is registered A6-EFC (c/n 50000369), was delivered to the college’s Al Ain base in the UAE on June 12, following a ten-day delivery flight from

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