Articles tagged “etihad”

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.

1 week 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.

2 weeks 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 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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?

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

3 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.

3 months ago

Air Berlin Sees On-Time Performance Suffer in Transformation Toll

Air Berlin Sees On-Time Performance Suffer in Transformation Toll

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

This decline in service is due to wrenching changes. Major shareholder Etihad has pushed Air Berlin to trim its fleet size, to focus on longer haul routes, and to carve out its leisure routes into a unit that may be sold to TUI.

3 months ago

Etihad Will Offer Free iPads and Wi-Fi on Flights Affected by Electronics Ban

Etihad Will Offer Free iPads and Wi-Fi on Flights Affected by Electronics Ban

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

This is a smart move to ensure Etihad's most valuable customers are able to stay connected on its lengthy flights direct to U.S. destinations.

4 months ago

Will Travelers Reroute Trips to Avoid Laptop and Tablet Ban?

Will Travelers Reroute Trips to Avoid Laptop and Tablet Ban?

David Koenig, Associated Press

An expert quoted in this story asks an interesting question. Since the Gulf carriers are disappointed with the electronics ban, might one of them cancel an order for Boeing planes in favor of Airbus aircraft?

4 months ago