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India to Launch ‘Air Bubble’ Flights to U.S., UAE, France, Germany

India has signed bilateral flight agreements with the U.S. and France, under which airlines of each country will be allowed to operate international flights to and from India starting on Friday. “Air bubble arrangements with the U.S., the [United Arab Emirates], France & Germany are being put in place" by India's government while similar arrangements are also being worked out with several other countries including the United Kingdom. We have a request from Germany also, and an agreement with Lufthansa…

Etihad Airways and Air Arabia Inaugurate Joint Venture Partnership With…

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…

Etihad Airways Completes Humanitarian Flight to Cuba

There is a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to the current global pandemic’s effects on the airline industry. Even though airlines across the world have been required to cut capacity and then attempt to rebound to make up the losses, Etihad Airways is one of the…

Recap: Days 1 and 2 of the 2019 Dubai Airshow

The 2019 Dubai Airshow got off to a slow start on Sunday as only two aircraft sales were announced by the major manufacturers Boeing and Airbus. Boeing could claim a small victory by announcing a deal for two 787-9 Dreamliners to Biman Bangladesh Airlines worth $585 million. The two competitors…

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…

New Jet Airways Bailout Plan Emerges Following Airline’s Default on…

As reported in late January, Indian airline Jet Airways has been experiencing cash flow troubles that have forced the airline to delay salaries, payments to vendors and more. Aircraft deliveries have also been delayed as the Boeing 737 MAX was supposed to join the fleet in March but has since…

Etihad to Cancel 42 Airbus A350 Orders

Etihad Airways is currently undergoing a spree of financial difficulties. As part of its efforts to adjust in size and scale in seek of better returns, the airline is rumored to have cancelled its remaining order of 42 A350s. The move was confirmed by Airbus yesterday, according to a FlightGlobal…

Etihad Plans to Cut 50 Pilot Jobs

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has announced that it is planning to cut 50 pilot jobs by the end of January, according to a private internal memo released to employees on Thursday. The decision comes after the carrier incurred a significant loss this past year due to a rapid expansion strategy aimed…

Etihad and Saudia Announce Codeshare Partnership

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, alongside Jeddah-based Saudia, announced a new codeshare partnership that will enable both airlines to share their respective codes in hopes of growing the number of passengers onboard and increase revenue. The codeshare agreement will allow Etihad's code to be placed on several Saudia flights to Dammam,…

Analysis: Qatar’s Aircraft Shortage is Causing Growing Pains

Qatar Airways continues to face struggles hampering their ambitious growth plans. In mid-2017, four countries suddenly cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, announcing all travel into and out of Qatar would be shut down indefinitely. Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates took those drastic measures as Libya, the Maldives, and…