Articles tagged “etihad”

Investors Claim They Were Misled About Air Berlin and Alitalia

Investors Claim They Were Misled About Air Berlin and Alitalia

Luca Casiraghi, Bloomberg

Etihad's investment strategy, which many saw as bold and innovative at the time, didn't turn out that way. And now the airline will have to answer to creditors.

2 months ago

5 Ways an Emirates-Etihad Merger Would Transform the Airline Industry

5 Ways an Emirates-Etihad Merger Would Transform the Airline Industry

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Etihad and Emirates are publicly denying a merger is in the works, but companies are rarely transparent about such negotiations in the moment. This story lays out the possible implications of a deal.

3 months ago

Emirates Looks to Become World’s Largest Airline With Potential Takeover of Etihad

Emirates Looks to Become World’s Largest Airline With Potential Takeover of Etihad

Brian Sumers, Skift

An Emirates-Etihad merger makes a lot of sense. Emirates may not be as strong as it once was, but it's still a well-run global airline that strikes fear into established competitors. Eithad, however, is in rough shape. It could use a makeover.

3 months ago

Emirates and Etihad In Deal Talks With South African Airways

Emirates and Etihad In Deal Talks With South African Airways

Felix Njini, Bloomberg

South African Airways desperately needs an equity partner. Of the two UAE airlines, Emirates would appear to have an edge.

5 months ago

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.

6 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.

7 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.

8 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.

9 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.

11 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago