Articles tagged “etihad”

In Potential Nod to Trump, Etihad Vows Not to Add More U.S. Flights

In Potential Nod to Trump, Etihad Vows Not to Add More U.S. Flights

Deena Kamel Yousef and Yousef Gamal El-Din , Bloomberg

Because of current political events in the United States, Etihad's promise not to add further U.S. routes is making news. But the company's CEO has been saying for awhile that Etihad was just finished with its U.S. growth.

3 weeks ago

3 U.S. Legacy Airlines Hope Trump’s Administration Will Block Emirates Expansion

3 U.S. Legacy Airlines Hope Trump’s Administration Will Block Emirates Expansion

Brian Sumers, Skift

It seems unfair that Emirates, based in Dubai, would have rights to fly from Athens to Newark. But that right is codified in the Open Skies agreement between the United States and the United Arab Emirates. The Trump administration could revisit that agreement, but other U.S. businesses, especially logistics companies like FedEx, could suffer.

4 weeks ago

Etihad and Lufthansa Are Exploring a Deeper Relationship

Etihad and Lufthansa Are Exploring a Deeper Relationship

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

It's too early to know for sure, but Etihad may have made a mistake in trying to prop up so many failing European airlines. It now needs a new European plan, and Lufthansa likely will be part of that strategy. But that doesn't mean Etihad needs to buy a piece of the airline.

1 month ago

Struggling Alitalia Plans Crisis Talks With Italian Government

Struggling Alitalia Plans Crisis Talks With Italian Government

Deena Kamel Yousef, John Follain, Tommaso Ebhardt and Chiara Vasarri, Bloomberg

Alitalia's struggles aren't new. It's clear something drastic needs to happen if it is ever to become a viable business again.

1 month ago

Gulf Airlines Cut Back Expansion Plans as Europe Loses Its Shine

Gulf Airlines Cut Back Expansion Plans as Europe Loses Its Shine

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

If even the mighty Gulf carriers are struggling in Europe it doesn't bode well for everyone else. It looks like 2017 is going to be a very difficult one for the airline industry.

2 months ago

Air Berlin Restructuring Continues With Sale of Stake in Austria’s NIKI to Etihad for $319 Million

Air Berlin Restructuring Continues With Sale of Stake in Austria’s NIKI to Etihad for $319 Million

Associated Press

With Airberlin selling its stake in NIKI to Etihad, Airberlin will focus on its core business travel markets in Germany and Italy while Etihad gets to expands its tentacles a bit more in Australia.

3 months ago

Airline Lounges Up the Ante on Spa Perks for Ultra-Rich Male Passengers

Airline Lounges Up the Ante on Spa Perks for Ultra-Rich Male Passengers

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

Crazy-rich male travelers: they're just like us.

3 months ago

Alitalia May Slash Jobs and Ground Planes in Turn-Around Effort

Alitalia May Slash Jobs and Ground Planes in Turn-Around Effort

Stanley Carvalho and Agnieszka Flak, Reuters

Alitalia's problems make Air France and Lufthansa's seem like a field day.

3 months ago

TUI Tries to Solve Problems at Its German Airline With Air Berlin Tourism Merger

TUI Tries to Solve Problems at Its German Airline With Air Berlin Tourism Merger

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

TUI's German airline has been suffering from over-capacity and high costs for a number of years. This latest attempt at a solution needs the backing of its workforce if it is going to succeed.

5 months ago

Air Berlin, in Financial Peril, May Send 40 Aircraft to a Competitor

Air Berlin, in Financial Peril, May Send 40 Aircraft to a Competitor

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Etihad, which owns 29 percent of Air Berlin, may have finally decided it no longer wants to subsidize mounting losses. If this deal happens, Air Berlin will still be around, but at a more manageable size.

5 months ago

United Flight Attendants’ Contract Could Help the Airline Advance — Skift Business Traveler

United Flight Attendants’ Contract Could Help the Airline Advance — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

The new flight attendants' contract at United, coupled with other steps CEO Oscar Munoz is taking, could finally enable United to make up some serious ground against its competitors.

6 months ago

Etihad CEO Interview: The Incredible Value of Service

Etihad CEO Interview: The Incredible Value of Service

Brian Sumers, Skift

James Hogan has built Etihad into one of the world's most influential airlines. But Etihad still has plenty of challenges ahead as it deals with global pandemics, wars, and economic malaise.

7 months ago