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Etihad-TUI joint venture plans cancelled

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways has called off plans to create a leisure airline with Germany’s Tui Group, Europe’s largest tour operator Etihad and Air Berlin, of which Etihad owns a 29 per cent stake, last October announced the formation of a new leisure airline to connect key tourist destinations from Germany, Austria and Switzerland by merging Air Berlin’s Austrian l...

Etihad Airways Celebrates The Delivery Of Its 10th A380

Etihad Airways has taken delivery of its 10th and final Airbus A380. Employees from Etihad Airways and Airbus gathered at the European plane-maker’s Hamburg Finkenwerder plant in Germany, where the aircraft was officially handed over to the UAE national airline before commencing its delivery flight to Abu Dhabi. The airline’s award-winning double-decker A380s are the most customi...

Boeing Agrees to Provide Wind Updates Solution for Etihad Airways

Boeing announced that Etihad Airways signed a contract to introduce the Boeing Wind Updates solution into the airline’s operations. The tool will increase efficiency and reduce fuel consumption across the carrier’s global operations. By integrating the Wind Updates offering from Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, Etihad Airways can leverage real-time information to improve in-flig...

Etihad Airways Statement On U.S. Travel Restrictions

Following advice received today from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection unit at Abu Dhabi Airport, the airline will again be accepting nationals from the seven countries named last week. Acceptance will naturally be subject to checks completed by U.S. authorities as existed prior to the issuance of the Executive Order on January 27. Etihad Airways continues to monitor developments in the U....

Etihad Aviation Group Board Approves Joint Venture To Create Major European Leisure Airline Group

The Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) Board has approved plans to create a new European leisure airline group in a joint venture with TUI AG, with a fleet of around 60 aircraft, offering 15 million seats capacity per year, focused on point-to-point flying to connect key European tourist markets. The transaction is subject to approvals by aviation regulatory bodies and anti-trust authorities....

Etihad Cargo Records Biggest Monthly Uplift

It has been a month of milestones for Etihad Cargo. The freight division of Etihad Airways recorded its busiest month ever in October, uplifting 53,785 tonnes of cargo and surpassing its previous best, achieved in November 2014, by 501 tonnes. This reflected growth in perishables traffic from Africa, US inbound and outbound traffic, and volumes from Europe to Asia Pacific. Just a few days af...

Etihad Airways will shortly commence a pilot recruitment drive across Europe

It is the first major pilot recruitment initiative in two years with the airline looking for pilots to join both its Airbus and Boeing fleets. The search will be focused on posts for First Officers. The airline operates a range of aircraft including Boeing 777s, B787s, Airbus 330s and A380s, with further deliveries of the latter two types occurring in 2017.  Richard Hill, Chief Operations...

Etihad Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner Touches Down In Riyadh

Etihad Airways’ latest Boeing 787 Dreamliner route was launched with the state-of-the art aircraft touching down in Riyadh, capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The occasion was marked with an official welcome ceremony attended by the airline’s senior management led by Hareb Almuhairy, Etihad Airways Senior Vice President Corporate and International Affairs, together with Mo...