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Etihad Airways launches an app for iPhone

The new iPhone app from Etihad Airways aims to allow guests to manage and organize their journey with ease. Guests booking before May 30 also get to enjoy 10 percent off on flights. The United Arab Emirates national flag carrier, Etihad Airways has launched a mobile app for the iPhone that enables guests to organize and manage their journey with ease. Guests will enjoy 10 percent off on flights...

Etihad steps up innovation strategy

  Etihad Airways has taken a step forward in its digital innovation strategy with the launch of its travel app for the iPhone. The mobile app is one of many solutions being developed by the carrier as part of its Digital Guest Innovation strategy, it said in a statement on Saturday. “Through technology, we’re creating more personalised and tailored digital services and...

Etihad Airways celebrates achievements of its 160 Emirati female employees

Etihad Airways is marking the 5th anniversary of the opening of its Al Ain Contact Centre by celebrating the achievements of its 160 Emirati female employees. One third of the centre’s employees are working mothers, reinforcing the airline’s commitment to empowering women, and in particular UAE nationals, by providing a wide range of training and development opportunities to ensure...

Air freight volumes rise across the Middle East

Despite a fall in worldwide air freight in February, Middle East airlines’ cargo volumes continued to grow steadily, rising 3.7 per cent year-on-year, the International Air Transport Association said yesterday. Global air freight volumes fell by 5.6 per cent year-on-year in February owing in part to a spike after port strikes in the United States early last year. “The air freight...

Muslim man yells 'Allahu Akbar' terrifying passengers on flight

Passengers on board a flight were terrified after a man began shouting “Allahu Akbar” at the top of his voice on an Etihad Airways flight from Abu Dhabi to Manila. The Muslim man stood next to the exit door of the aircraft and recited the end of the call to prayer - a task that falls to the appointed muezzin at a mosque – inevitably frightening the passengers. A man on...

Etihad flight makes unscheduled landing after passenger dies onboard

A female passenger died after suffering undisclosed health issues on an Etihad Airways flight. Etihad flight EY151 from Abu Dhabi to Chicago was diverted to Moscow on Wednesday because of a medical emergency involving a female passenger, the airline said in a statement. The passenger died despite attempts by medical teams to revive her, the statement said. “Etihad Airways offers its...

Etihad Airways named Business Airline of the Year at 2016 Business Travel Awards

Etihad Airways has been named Business Airline of the Year at the 2016 Business Travel Awards. The ceremony was held last night at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane. The Business Travel Awards recognise the extraordinary achievements of the most deserving organisations and individuals in the business travel industry.   The awards, organised by Buying Business Travel M...

Etihad in bullish mood as it reports 17% rise in passengers last year, fuels Abu Dhabi aviation ambitions

The Etihad Airways chief executive James Hogan said on Tuesday that the airline would continue to “face challenges” from protectionism in the US and Europe this year as it fights to bring “new competitive choice” to its passengers. The Abu Dhabi carrier flew 17.4 million passengers last year – a 17 per cent increase on 2014 – and operated 97,400 flights, cove...