Articles tagged “etihad”

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 days ago

Etihad Is Adding Bigger Planes to Paris Routes as Travel Demand Rebounds

Etihad Is Adding Bigger Planes to Paris Routes as Travel Demand Rebounds

Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

Etihad adding A380s for Paris is a great sign and more airlines should focus on their long-term growth plans for the city rather than short-term setbacks from terrorism and other factors.

1 week ago

Emirates President Calls Etihad Merger Rumors ‘Nonsense,’ Hints At His Own Exit

Emirates President Calls Etihad Merger Rumors ‘Nonsense,’ Hints At His Own Exit

Andrea Rothman , Bloomberg

The competition, on a variety of fronts, is catching up to Emirates. The cavalry -- in the form of a new airport that would give Emirates greater flexibility -- won't arrive for several years.

2 weeks ago

6 Things To Watch at Middle Eastern Carriers as They Cut Services

6 Things To Watch at Middle Eastern Carriers as They Cut Services

Colin Nagy, Skift

One of the last bastions of true hospitality in the air is going through some belt tightening.

3 weeks ago

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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 months ago