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Etihad Airways and Air Arabia Inaugurate Joint Venture Partnership With New Airline

With no end in sight for the global pandemic and the uncertainty regarding business within the aviation industry, it is the special milestones that help keep the industry stay afloat. For instance, Air Arabia Abu Dhabi inaugurated its operations with its first flight to Alexandria, Egypt, on July 14, ultimately jumpstarting the special, joint venture company between Etihad Airways and Air Arabia.   While the United Arab Emirates capital’s first low-cost carrier currently only has flights to two cities, Alexandria and…

Wizz Air to Launch Five Abu Dhabi Routes, Open New…

European low-cost airline Wizz Air is finalizing plans to launch five routes between Europe and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates this year. The airline will serve Bucharest, Romania and Budapest, Hungary starting on June 3; Katowice, Poland and Sofia, Bulgaria starting Sept. 15; and Cluj-Napoca, Romania starting Sept. 16. The…

Abu Dhabi Sovereign Fund to Invest at Airline Start-Up in…

Itapemirim Group, one of Brazil's largest passenger bus companies, is about to start up its own airline, named "Ita," backed by one of Abu Dhabi's sovereign wealth funds. The news was announced this week by the company owner, Sidnei Piva, to Folha de São Paulo newspaper. According to Piva, the…

Emirates Posts Huge Profit Increase While Etihad Hopes for Return…

The two main international carriers of the United Arab Emirates continue to attract the attention of the aviation industry. On Thursday, Emirates Airline reported a half-yearly profit of AED 862 million ($235 million), a massive 282 percent increase compared to the same April – September period in 2018. The carrier…

Etihad Plans to Loan Pilots to Emirates

In a surprising announcement, Etihad Airways will loan out pilots to rival U.A.E. carrier, Emirates. The move was confirmed by officials from Emirates Airline as a way to stifle the airline's ongoing pilot shortage. The unique pilot sharing program comes as both airlines continue to face their own unique struggles.…

Etihad Announces New Service to Barcelona

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has announced it will start service to Barcelona beginning this November, becoming the airline’s second destination in Spain following service to Madrid. Etihad will begin operating the route five times a week with its Airbus A330 aircraft before moving to daily service in March of 2019.…

Etihad Begins 2018 With New Executive Leadership Team and High…

Etihad Airways announced Monday that they have achieved their best operational performance since 2009. The Abu Dhabi based carrier has trumpeted network punctuality figures of 82 percent for departures and 86 percent for arrivals. Richard Hill, Chief Operations Officer, Etihad Airways, said: “We are pleased to have recorded these strong…

Workers Continue On Their Quest to Complete Abu Dhabi’s Midfield…

With approval from the Executive Council in Abu Dhabi back in 2012, a new path was set forth to create an iconic terminal not just to host the country’s home carrier, Etihad Airways, but to fuel the country’s continued growth. Now just over four years later, the AED $19 billion…