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Etihad Airways to fly 787 Dreamliners to Jakarta and Maldives

Etihad Airways will introduce the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on its flights from Abu Dhabi to Jakarta, Indonesia, and will upgrade its daily morning service to Male, Maldives, to the wide-body aircraft on a seasonal basis. The airline’s two daily scheduled services from Abu Dhabi to the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, will...

Etihad Guest and Booking.com form rewards partnership

Etihad Guest, the award-winning loyalty programme of Etihad Airways, has signed a frequent flyer programme agreement with Booking.com, one of the world’s leading digital travel platforms, which enables Etihad Guest customers to earn Etihad Guest Miles when booking accommodation through Booking.com on a special co-branded version of the website.  Depending on the accommodation booked,...

Emirates Skywards rolls out new partnership and special offers this summer

Members of Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, can use travel and shopping spends from their summer holiday this year to earn more Skywards Miles that can get them closer to their next dream getaway. Miles earned through Emirates Skywards special offers can be redeemed for flights on Emirates, flydubai and other partner airlines or can be used to acc...

Etihad Airways to serve London Heathrow with fourth year-round daily service

Etihad Airways is to boost its services from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow by adding a fourth year-round daily service between the two capitals, launching on 27 October 2019. The new service introduces a convenient mid-morning departure from Abu Dhabi and a late evening departure from London Heathrow and follows the introduction of additional seasonal services this summer. The airline will intro...

Emirates Dubai Rugby Sevens A380 livery marking the flagship event’s 50th anniversary

Emirates has revealed a brand new livery dedicated to the milestone 50th staging of Dubai’s flagship sporting event, and one of the key tournaments on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens series. The new livery serves as a symbol of the airline’s commitment to the long-standing Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens and features a large scale version of male and female rugby players in...

Etihad Engineering welcomes future scientists

Etihad Engineering welcomed a group of 15 students from the UAE’s Future Scientists initiative for a comprehensive tour of its 500,000 sqm state-of-the-art engineering facilities, located in Abu Dhabi. Etihad Engineering, one of the world’s leading Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) service providers, and the largest in the Middle East, provided the students with a f...

New milestone for Emirates Flight Training Academy - Flying solo

The big day had finally arrived, and Mohamed Al Dosari spent the morning in eager anticipation of the moment he would make history. As soon as he strapped himself into the Cirrus, his trained mind took over. He finished the pre-flight checks, taxied, accelerated and took off into the clear blue skies, marking a huge milestone for regional aviation. This was Mohamed’s first solo flight &nd...

Strata Plus launched to expand facility for Boeing 787 Dreamliner assembly

The new production facility in Al Ain will replicate Boeing Salt Lake City 787 vertical fin assembly line for the vertical fin program  Strata Manufacturing, the advanced composite aero structures manufacturing company wholly-owned by Mubadala Investment Company PJSC, is to expand its current manufacturing facilities to on board the assembly of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner vertical fins. T...

World Chocolate Day with Emirates

Do you like chocolate? Do you like flying? Can you imagine that over 11 million pieces of fine chocolate and other chocolate treats fly on Emirates every year? This is real - every year, at least 11 million pieces of gourmet chocolate are sourced from around the world to be served in Emirates' premium cabins, in addition to a variety of chocolate desserts and treats in all classes. The...

Etihad Airways Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner services to Shanghai

Etihad Airways has celebrated the deployment of the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on its daily scheduled services to Shanghai by hosting a spectacular “Abu Dhabi Night" reception. The event took place at Bellagio Shanghai, a five-star hotel inspired by the Art Deco history of the city’s famous Bund and styled on a ‘modern interpretation of Shanghai’s past’. The o...

Etihad Airways Airbus A380 daily service to Seoul

Congratulations Etihad Airways, on the deployment of its first Airbus A380 ‘Super Jumbo’ on its scheduled daily services to Seoul, South Korea.  The occasion was marked in style with a spectacular ‘Abu Dhabi Night’ evening reception at The Shilla, Seoul’s most iconic landmark...

Etihad Airways to use larger aircraft to accommodate growth of three key Asian routes

Etihad Airways has upgraded services on three key Asian routes this week, introducing larger aircraft to accommodate growing demand.  Flights between the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, and major two Chinese cities, Shanghai and Chengdu, have been upgraded with next-generation Boeing 787 Dreamliners, while the South Korean city of Seoul has been boosted from a Dreamliner to an Airbus A380 &ls...