Articles tagged “etihad”

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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

2 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?

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

3 months 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 months 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.

4 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.

4 months ago