Articles tagged “etihad”

American Not Ready to Resume Commercial Ties With Etihad and Qatar Airways

American Not Ready to Resume Commercial Ties With Etihad and Qatar Airways

Brian Sumers, Skift

Journalists grilled American Airlines CEO Doug Parker on Sunday about world affairs. It was unusual, considering he usually answers questions about capacity, or the passenger experience. But airlines are global businesses that rely on free trade agreements and deals negotiated by diplomats. Recent protectionist moves by some governments may not bode well for airlines.

2 months ago

U.S. and United Arab Emirates Reach Deal to Solve Open Skies Spat

U.S. and United Arab Emirates Reach Deal to Solve Open Skies Spat

Brian Sumers, Skift

The big three Gulf carriers are still very important, but because of a variety of reasons, they're no longer as scary as they were a few years ago. Still, this is good news for U.S. airlines.

2 months ago

Etihad Plans to Stay a Major Global Carrier Despite Financial Woes

Etihad Plans to Stay a Major Global Carrier Despite Financial Woes

Mahmoud Habboush, Bloomberg

It's safe to say that turbulent times remain for the troubled airline. If Etihad still wants to be a major player, the carrier needs to figure out how to do that and still make money.

3 months ago

Alitalia’s Future Comes Into Focus as Bankruptcy Deadline Looms

Alitalia’s Future Comes Into Focus as Bankruptcy Deadline Looms

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

It's probably time to say arrivederci to Alitalia. There are plenty of suitors eager to buy its valuable international routes, and low-cost carriers will fill the gaps when its less profitable routes disappear.

4 months ago

Etihad Strategic Review May Jeopardize Aircraft Orders

Etihad Strategic Review May Jeopardize Aircraft Orders

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Etihad is a toxic mess financially, in sharp contrast to its consumer reputation. New chief executive Tony Douglas will have his hands full this year.

6 months ago

Business of Loyalty: Etihad Bails Out Air Berlin’s Loyalty Members

Business of Loyalty: Etihad Bails Out Air Berlin’s Loyalty Members

Grant Martin, Skift

The jig was almost up for members of Air Berlin's frequent flyer program, but at the last moment, Etihad extended an olive branch.

9 months ago

Bankrupt Air Berlin Ready to End Flights in Late October

Bankrupt Air Berlin Ready to End Flights in Late October

Associated Press

Air Berlin will end its flights at the end of the month, while its subsidiaries will continue to operate. It's still unclear what exactly will transpire in the next few weeks as Lufthansa and Easyjet bid to carve up the airline into pieces.

9 months ago

Etihad’s New CEO Is Aviation and Military Exec Tony Douglas

Etihad’s New CEO Is Aviation and Military Exec Tony Douglas

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Hogan's missteps perhaps would not have been so significant if not for a collapse in the price of oil which has put the carriers in Gulf states in the ironic position of rooting for a rise in costs in order to boost the region's economic activity.

10 months ago

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.

11 months 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.

12 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.

12 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.

1 year ago