All Etihad Airways articles

  • Airbus
    In depth

    What future does the A380 have in a post-pandemic travel world?


    Already a luxury of debatable value to many operators before the crisis, the A380 appears even less well-suited to a market featuring depressed travel demand and a focus on cargo

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    Etihad Airways conducts first scheduled Israeli flight


    Middle Eastern carrier Etihad Airways has carried out its first scheduled flight to Israel, following the diplomatic normalisation agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. The Boeing 787-9 (A6-BLA) touched down on Tel Aviv Ben Gurion airport’s runway 12 at about 12:20 after arriving from Abu Dhabi, via ...

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    Etihad operating loss more than doubles in 2020


    Etihad Airways has accelerated restructuring efforts after its core annual operating loss more than doubled to $1.7 billion in 2020.

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    In depth

    Airline Business special: CEOs to watch in 2021


    As the Covid-19 crisis moves into its second year, we feature some of the airline chiefs whose success or otherwise will be bellwethers of the industry’s recovery in 2021.

  • Gulf Air

    Etihad and Gulf Air agree deeper commercial relationship


    Etihad Airways and Gulf Air have signed a commercial agreement to “deepen their partnership” in several areas.

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    Etihad to restore Doha flights from mid-February


    UAE carrier Etihad Airways is to restore service from Abu Dhabi to the Qatari capital Doha from 15 February following the restoration of diplomatic links between the Gulf states.

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    Emirates and Etihad to trial IATA’s Travel Pass


    UAE-based carriers Emirates and Etihad will be among the first airlines in the world to use IATA’s Travel Pass app, with trials to begin in the first half of this year.

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    Israir pilot-training pact with Etihad deepens UAE-Israeli ties


    Israeli leisure carrier Israir has signed with Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Aviation Group for Airbus A320 simulator training, further tightening Israeli-United Arab Emirates ties following a recent political normalisation agreement. Etihad Aviation Training will offer cockpit crew training for Israir, under a pact through which the airline will dry-lease full-flight ...

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    Etihad inaugurates Boeing 787-10 used as ecoDemonstrator


    The Boeing 787-10 aircraft used for this year’s ecoDemonstrator programme has been inaugurated into Etihad’s fleet.

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    Middle Eastern carriers face long recovery from crisis


    Having built their networks around the transfer of long-haul passenger through their hubs, with limited short-haul networks to fall back upon, the Middle East’s largest carriers are perhaps uniquely vulnerable to the coronavirus crisis.

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    Israeli-Arab codeshare to feature in El Al-Etihad co-operation talks


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al and United Arab Emirates operator Etihad Airways are to discuss closer ties which could include codesharing on their networks, as well as co-operation in maintenance and freight services. The two airlines have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore closer ties, following the normalisation of ...

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    Etihad becomes latest carrier to schedule UAE-Israel flights


    United Arab Emirates carrier Etihad Airways is to open full services between Abu Dhabi and the main Israeli hub at Tel Aviv, from the end of the winter season. Etihad Airways will serve the Tel Aviv route daily, and year-round, from 28 March next year. Its reservations system indicates ...

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    Etihad overhauls management as it adapts to being ‘mid-size’ carrier


    Several senior Etihad Airways personnel, including chief commercial officer Robin Kamark, are stepping down from the Middle Eastern carrier as it undertakes an extensive reshaping to adapt to the changed market situation. Etihad Airways says it is overhauling its business model to emerge as a “mid-sized” carrier, focusing on ...

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    Etihad 787 arrives in Tel Aviv for Israeli-UAE trade and tourism mission


    Middle Eastern carrier Etihad Airways has operated a commercial passenger flight from Abu Dhabi to Tel Aviv, which it claims is the first such service from a Gulf state to Israel. Etihad Airways’ flight EY9607, flown with a Boeing 787-10 (A6-BMH), landed on Tel Aviv’s runway 12 at about ...

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    Etihad 787-10 operates service through Israeli airspace


    United Arab Emirates carrier Etihad Airways has conducted a commercial service through Israeli airspace, with its Milan Malpensa-Abu Dhabi flight. Flight EY88 has a scheduled block time of 6h 5min and typically spends about 5h 25min airborne. The service is normally routed through Turkey and then uses the ...

  • Air Serbia

    ​Air Serbia settles debt with Etihad bondholders


    Air Serbia has disclosed its repayment of a $57.6 million loan from special-purpose vehicle EA Partners.

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    Harmonised passenger health checks key for recovery: Etihad CEO


    International standards for checking passengers’ health before boarding will be necessary for the aviation recovery to begin, believes Etihad Airways chief executive Tony Douglas. He predicts that “wellness certification” protocols will be adopted globally, in the same way that rules on passenger-baggage reconciliation, enhanced carry-on luggage checks and liquid ...

  • Etihad A320

    Landing A320 hit edge lights after drifting from Kozhikode centreline


    Several runway lights were damaged by an Etihad Airways Airbus A320 after it drifted from the centreline during an approach in darkness and poor weather to Kozhikode airport in India. The United Arab Emirates’ General Civil Aviation Authority says the crew had already executed a go-around during the initial ...

  • Etihad 787

    Israeli-UAE air travel ties begin to crystallise after diplomatic tie-up


    In a further sign of the normalisation of Israeli-United Arab Emirates relations, Etihad Airways flights have become available for sale to customers in Israel. Etihad Airways will open its services to Israeli passengers through travel and tourism specialist TAL Aviation Group, which is based in Tel Aviv. TAL ...

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    Israel-UAE to talk direct flights but airspace issues remain


    Normalisation of diplomatic relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates opens the possibility of flights between the two countries – although a timeframe has yet to emerge and other complexities remain unresolved. The UAE and Israeli governments have jointly stated that tourism and “direct flights” will be among ...