Articles tagged “etihad”

What It Takes to Build the Perfect Premium Airport Lounge

What It Takes to Build the Perfect Premium Airport Lounge

Colin Nagy, Skift

Here are the brands that are innovating and getting the lounge experience right.

2 weeks ago

Are Aviation’s Global Hubs in Persian Gulf Losing Their Strategic Advantage?

Are Aviation’s Global Hubs in Persian Gulf Losing Their Strategic Advantage?

David Fickling, Bloomberg

The issue is whether the decline in the performance of Persian Gulf carriers is irreversible or an aberration stemming from laptop bans and Saudi-led boycotts. It's difficult to see how these airports' geographic advantages just melt away.

2 months ago

Etihad Swings to $1.9 Billion Loss As Investment Strategy Crumbles and Revenue Falls

Etihad Swings to $1.9 Billion Loss As Investment Strategy Crumbles and Revenue Falls

Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

The Gulf carrier desperately needs a permanent CEO. Etihad has grappled with writedowns in aircraft assets, fuel-hedging losses, and a flailing investment in Alitalia and Air Berlin.

2 months ago

Pro-Open Skies Group Tries to Reach Trump Where it Matters — on Cable TV

Pro-Open Skies Group Tries to Reach Trump Where it Matters — on Cable TV

Brian Sumers, Skift

Here's a prediction. The Trump administration may do little on the Open Skies debate. Yes, U.S. airlines probably suffer because of the agreements with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. But plenty of other U.S. interests take advantage of the same agreements to make money.

2 months ago

TUI In Talks to Revive Air Berlin Joint Venture With Etihad to Create Leisure Airline

TUI In Talks to Revive Air Berlin Joint Venture With Etihad to Create Leisure Airline

Birgit Jennen, Richard Weiss and Brian Parkin, Bloomberg

All of the parties in this potential deal to carve a leisure airline out of Air Berlin's Niki and TUIfly are facing a lot of pressure for a variety of reasons, and it is possible these talks won't go anywhere.

3 months ago

U.S. Laptop Ban Lifted at Abu Dhabi Airport

U.S. Laptop Ban Lifted at Abu Dhabi Airport

Jon Gambrell , Associated Press

It didn't hurt that there was already a U.S. Customs pre-clearance facility at Abu Dhabi Airport. This could be the first step in seeing the ban lifted at other Middle Eastern Airports.

3 months ago

Etihad To Let Passengers Bid for Adjacent Seats Among Series of Revenue Moves

Etihad To Let Passengers Bid for Adjacent Seats Among Series of Revenue Moves

Deena Kamel Yousef , Bloomberg

Etihad may be able to squeeze some extra revenue by giving passengers the option of stretching out a bit more in the seats next to them but selling the seats would be a lot better.

3 months ago

Etihad and Emirates Suspend Flights to Qatar as Gulf State Rift Grows

Etihad and Emirates Suspend Flights to Qatar as Gulf State Rift Grows

Associated Press

It is quite rich for Saudi Arabia to claim other states support terrorism. Perhaps now the big three U.S. carriers can stop making equally ironic claims about subsidies and just watch the Gulf carriers fight each other?

4 months ago

Etihad Is Eager to Dump CEO and Set a Fresh Global Strategy

Etihad Is Eager to Dump CEO and Set a Fresh Global Strategy

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Etihad Airways hopes to announce a new permanent CEO within the next few weeks. It can't happen fast enough, as the company needs a strategic review in light of its troubled investments in Alitalia and Air Berlin.

5 months ago

While Some Airlines Go Basic, the In-Flight Bar Scene Gets Premium Attention

While Some Airlines Go Basic, the In-Flight Bar Scene Gets Premium Attention

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

Notably missing from this list are any of the U.S. legacy carriers. Just saying.

5 months ago

Etihad to Inject $382 Million Into Struggling Air Berlin

Etihad to Inject $382 Million Into Struggling Air Berlin

Deena Kamel Yousef and Richard Weiss , Bloomberg

Air Berlin is not Alitalia. Labor and management are pulling together at the German carrier, for one thing. But it needs to innovate, such as by providing its profitable flights to the U.S. year-round instead of seasonally, to justify the continued support of its largest shareholder, Etihad.

5 months ago

Etihad Lends Its Support to Air Berlin Despite Mounting Losses

Etihad Lends Its Support to Air Berlin Despite Mounting Losses

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

For the moment shareholder Etihad is sticking by the struggling carrier. It will be hoping that Air Berlin can turn things around and not go the same way as Alitalia.

5 months ago