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2008-10-14 00:00:31

Etihad set to increase winter flying programme Air travellers can look forward to two new destinations, a greater choice of Etihad Airways services and significantly improved flight connections at its Abu Dhabi base, when the new winter flying programme starts on Sunday 26 October. Almost 20 per cent larger than the same period last year, Etihad will operate 825 weekly flights with the launch of new services to the Russian capital of Moscow on 1 December and the Kazakh city of Almaty on 2...

2008-10-13 09:00:31

United Arab Emirates-based Etihad Airways has announced that it will launch new services to Moscow, Russia on December 1, 2008, and Almaty, Kazakhstan on December 2, 2008. Etihad will be operating 825 weekly flights with the launch of new services to Moscow and Almaty. The two new destinations will bring the number of destinations served by airline to 50. In addition to the two new routes, Etihad's network across the Middle East will be strengthened with increased services from Abu Dhabi...

2008-10-12 12:00:15

Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) today announced that the second runway at Abu Dhabi International Airport is now operational for arrivals and departures, following the completion of the main construction in early September and certification by the GCAA. An Etihad A320 made history today when it became the first plane to take off carrying a party of media at 10.30. The flight touched down ten minutes later. The new AED 1bn, 4,100m runway is located two kilometres to the north of the...

2008-10-10 18:00:24

By David Jones AIRBUS sold 31 airliners in September - taking the running total for the first nine months of the year to 785. Stripping out cancellations as some airlines rethink their fleet needs in the light of a dip in the global demand for air travel, the company reported a net total of 737 aircraft orders for the period. But the tally does not include a 55-plane deal worth around pounds 5.5bn from Abu Dhabi-based carrier Etihad which was announced in the summer. Industry...

2008-10-10 12:00:24

SriLankan Airlines and Etihad Airways have joined hands in a historic partnership between the National Carriers of Sri Lanka and the UAE, which will significantly enhance the route networks of both airlines. From 1st October 2008, SriLankan will begin codesharing on Etihad flights to Amman, Geneva, Dublin, Munich, Brussels, and Manchester. Etihad will do the same on SriLankan's flights to Male in the Maldives. The initial partnership between the two award-winning airlines commenced in...

2008-10-09 03:00:27

United Arab Emirates-based Etihad Airways has extended its codeshare agreement with Sri Lankan Airlines. Under the extended deal, Etihad Airways will place its two-letter EY code on all of Sri Lankan Airlines's services between the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo and Male, Maldives. Etihad has code-shared with Sri Lankan Airlines since September 2007. Sri Lankan Airlines customers will also be able to access key destinations on Etihad's global flight network, including connections from Abu...

2008-10-06 06:00:27

United Arab Emirates-based Etihad Airways has expanded its existing codeshare agreement with Belgium-based Brussels Airlines. Under the expanded agreement, Etihad Airways will place its two-letter EY code on Brussels Airlines's flights from Brussels to Oslo in Norway, Stockholm and Gothenburg in Sweden, Helsinki in Finland and Copenhagen in Denmark. In turn, the extended codeshare agreement will give Scandinavian air travellers access, via Brussels, to Etihad's home base of Abu Dhabi in...

2008-09-30 12:00:32

Etihad extends chauffeur service to Geneva customers Etihad Airways continues to enhance the experience it offers its customers on the ground with the introduction of a complimentary new luxury chauffeur service for its premium customers travelling to and from Geneva airport in Switzerland. All the airline's first and business class customers are eligible for the Etihad Chauffeur service for up to 60 kilometres radius to and from Geneva airport. The airline has selected the Mercedes S...

2008-09-22 09:00:37

United Arab Emirates-based Etihad Airways has set its sights on flying 25 million passengers a year by 2020 and doubling the number of cities served from 50 to 100. In addition to the flight network growth, which supports the order of 100 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, the airline's workforce could also grow to 27,000 people by 2020, from its current 6,600, with most of the jobs based in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Etihad has flown more than four million passengers across its network of 48...

2008-09-17 12:00:23

Etihad Airways, and the other carriers of the Arabian Gulf, are creating a "new wave" in global aviation said James Hogan, Etihad's chief executive, in a speech to the Wings Club in New York City today. Mr Hogan said: "The 'magic three' factors of location, investment and vision have combined to create an opportunity never seen before in the industry. In less than 10 years Abu Dhabi, Doha and Dubai have gone from serious players in regional aviation to major players on the global...


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