Valius Venckunas

Etihad Airways: COVID-19 vaccine won’t solve crisis

It is tempting to think about the current crisis as something that one day will be gone, or at least can be gone if we try hard enough. But most likely that is not the way we should be thinking....


Pijus Jauniskis

Etihad A320 runway excursion severity was overstated, GCAA said

The ‘serious incident’ of Etihad Airways A320, which suffered a temporary runway excursion and damaged five runway edge lights, was reevaluated by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as less severe than initially perceived....


Gabriele Petrauskaite

Etihad follows in Emirates footsteps, offers Covid-19 insurance

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways announced it would offer a new type of health insurance that will cover required medical and quarantine costs if needed for all passengers who are diagnosed with COVID-19 during their trip.  ...


Pijus Jauniskis

Etihad Airways extends salary cuts; Emirates returns to normal

Etihad Airways has reportedly decided to prolong salary cuts for its staff until the end of 2020. Meanwhile, Emirates airline announced that full employee salaries would come back in October of the same year....


Valius Venckunas

Emirates, Etihad and Qatar: graphing return to normality

Big three of the Middle East – Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways – are amongst the best known airlines in the world and amongst the biggest rivals. COVID-19 epidemic only exemplified this rivalry, as each airline strived to announce a return to their pre-pandemic destinations. But how did their efforts fare against each other?  ...


Pijus Jauniskis

Bain bids $2.5B on Virgin Australia, Etihad and SIA lose millions

Bain Capital made a $2.5 billion (AU$3.5 billion) bid over Virgin Australia. Under the proposal, Virgin’s unsecured bondholders would be repaid 9% to 13% of their claims. Shareholders, however, will not receive any cashback, including Etihad and Singapore Airlines (SIA) that owned 21% and 20% of Virgin’s shares, respectively....


Valius Venckunas

Eithad remains optimistic despite massive losses and job cuts

Etihad, United Arab Emirates’ second-largest carrier and one of the Middle East’s “big three”, remains optimistic about its current situation, despite the fact that the airline reported continuous losses and was forced to cut thousands of jobs....


Rytis Beresnevicius

Etihad announces codeshare partnership with Air Arabia Abu Dhabi

In an unsurprising move, Etihad has announced a codeshare agreement with its jointly-established low-cost carrier, Air Arabia Abu Dhabi....


Rytis Beresnevicius

Resurgent hub-and-spoke model lurking in the shadows?

Every crisis in aviation has left its mark on the industry. Could it be that the coronacrisis will mark the resurgence of the hub-and-spoke model? Or is it just a temporary blip of life?...


Rytis Beresnevicius

Would Emirates-Etihad merger make sense now?

For the past few years, Emirates and Etihad Airways have been in the rumor mill of a possible merger. But could the current coronavirus pandemic push the merger into reality?...