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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...

Etihad Airways To Fly Its B787 Dreamliner To Tokyo

From 1 December 2016, guests flying between Abu Dhabi and Tokyo Narita will enjoy the luxury and comfort of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner when Etihad Airways upgrades its service on the route. The state-of-the-art aircraft, configured in three classes, features the airline’s ground-breaking First Suites, Business Studios and Economy Smart Seats. It will replace the Airbus A340 which currently o...

Etihad’s Savoy-trained butlers strive for consistency

White gloves might be de rigueur for royalty or a trip to the opera, but it’s also what your butler will be wearing when he or she delivers a hot towel during your next journey with Etihad Airways’ The Residence. A uniform prerequisite for the carrier’s team of 52 butlers, they can take some "getting used to", according to butler Thomas Piroska. "Sometimes I...

Etihad Airways first UAE airline to be awarded coveted five-star rating

Etihad Airways has received the most coveted quality standard in the airline industry, the Skytrax certified five-star rating. Etihad is the first airline in the UAE to be awarded five stars, although in July, Emirates was named the world’s best airline in the Skytrax awards – with Etihad coming sixth. The only airline in the Middle East to already have the five-star rating is Qa...

Etihad airways extends reach in Africa through new codeshare agreement

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, continues to build its presence in Africa through a new codeshare agreement with kulula, South Africa’s award-winning low cost carrier. The codeshare deal offers Etihad Airways customers flight options to a number of key cities in South Africa that include Cape Town, Durban, George and East London via Johannesburg. Etiha...

Etihad launches 96-hour sale on flights to 11 cities

Etihad is launching a 96-hour sale for economy and business-class tickets to 11 destinations. The bookings can be made from Sunday through Wednesday and are valid for flights from October 1 this year to May 31 next year. The routes on sale include an economy-class return flight from Abu Dhabi to Mumbai for Dh694, Cairo from Dh1,140, Rome from Dh2,520 and New York from Dh3,180. Business-cl...