Etihad Airways launches model diary of Xiaowen at China International Import Expo

Etihad Airways today launched a brand new video in its Model Diary series at the China International Import Expo, profiling iconic Chinese fashion model Xiaowen Ju during her recent trip to Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates. Based in New York City, the world-renowned model developed the new video as part of Etihad […]

Etihad silently phases out 20 planes within a month

The review Etihad Airways, the Abu Dhabi-based ME3 carrier, is currently undergoing brought a wind of change to its fleet. Just within last month the Gulf carrier decided to phase out at least 20 aircraft according to media reports. On February 4, 2018, Reuters reported that Etihad is planning to ground – and perhaps sell – five […]

Etihad chooses Boeing 777 over Airbus for cargo operations

Etihad grounded five Airbus 330 freighters and opted for all-Boeing freighter fleet. Reportedly, the grounded aircraft are to be replaced by Boeing 777Fs as part of the restructuring effort the Gulf carrier is currently undergoing. Etihad currently operates five Boeing 777 freighters. The grounded Airbus aircraft reportedly are going to be sold or leased, according […]

Emirates, Etihad Announce Security Partnership

Two major carriers from the United Arab Emirates – Emirates and Etihad Airways – signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in aviation security, Etihad Airways announced in a statement on January 8, 2018. The MoU was signed by Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline, and Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Aviation Group […]

Gulf airlines furious about proposed US tax reform

The United States Senate will begin considerations of a new tax bill after Thanksgiving. The controversial bill received mixed opinions at home, but foreign carriers with Gulf airlines at the forefront have become the most vocal opponents as they fear the bill will compromise the competition conditions. “America first”, the US Presidential election slogan, appears […]

Etihad exempt from US laptop ban

The United States of America has lifted the ban on laptops and other electronic devices in the cabin on US-bound flights from Abu Dhabi Airport. The change is attributed to the successful efforts of Etihad – the only airline that flies directly from Abu Dhabi to US – to implement extra security measures. It is […]

Etihad Airways signs codeshare partnership with EgyptAir

Etihad Airways and EgyptAir, the flag carrier of Egypt, have announced a new codeshare partnership. Under the initial phase of the agreement, Etihad Airways will place its ‘EY’ code on EgyptAir operated flights between Abu Dhabi and Cairo, while EgyptAir will place its ‘MS’ code on Etihad Airways flights between the two capital cities. During […]

James Hogan to step down as Etihad President and CEO

The Etihad Aviation Group Board of Directors on the 24th of January 2017 announced that James Hogan will step down as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company in the second half of 2017. Mohamed Mubarak Fadhel Al Mazrouei, Chairman of the Board of the Etihad Aviation Group, said: “We are very grateful to […]

Etihad CEO denies rumors about Lufthansa merger plans

On the 18th of January, James Hogan, the current CEO of Etihad Airways, denied the recent media reports about a possible investment in German flag carrier Lufthansa. He, however, disclosed that the two companies were in talks to increase co-operation, following the code-sharing agreement they announced in December 2016. The rumors about Etihad buying a […]

Etihad rumored to plan merger with Lufthansa

German flag carrier Lufthansa and Dubai-based airline Etihad are negotiating the possibility of a merger, according to an article in Italian newspaper Il Messaggero published on the 17th January based on anonymous industry sources. According to Il Messaggero, chief executives of both airlines have been discussing the possible merger for the last couple of weeks. […]