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Etihad, Air Arabia to launch Abu Dhabi’s first low-cost carrier

UAE’s Etihad and Air Arabia are launching Abu Dhabi’s first low-cost airline, the company announced on October 16, 2019.   ...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Is Airbus A380 overcoming midlife crisis?

As airlines announce new routes for the Airbus A380, is the aircraft getting a second chance?...


Clement Charpentreau
Etihad reports losses, Jet Airways bailout delayed

While Jet Airways is in dire need for funds, its 24% stakeholder Etihad continues to battle its own financial problems, revealing over a billion in loss in third consecutive year....


AeroTime Team
Airbus orderbook shrinks by 99 aircraft in February 2019

In February 2019, Airbus faced cancellations of 103 aircraft in its orderbook, while during the same month it landed just one order for four A220s. Knowing that February was also the month when the Toulouse-based manufacturer announced the end of its A380 program, customers changing their minds of the A380 is already a widely discussed topic, but order cuts affected other models as well, including the A380 successor....


Ruta Burbaite
Qatar Airways reaches Open Skies deal with the EU

Updated. While the fiery dispute between U.S. legacy carriers and three major Gulf airlines continues to rage, the focus of Qatar Airways has now shifted to Europe. Reuters reported early on February 5, 2019, that the State of Qatar and the European Union (EU) are getting closer to finalizing a comprehensive air services agreement. The deal was signed later in the day, hailed by Qatar Airways chief as a "landmark" agreeme...


AeroTime Team
Finance puzzles: Etihad cuts jobs, Jet Airways planes at stake

After cutting an order of ten aircraft from Airbus,  Etihad now axes dozens of jobs to aid its troubled finances. Meanwhile, another airline in which the Gulf carrier has notable investment - India’s Jet Airways - is trying to solve its own financial puzzles to stay afloat....


Zivile Zalagenaite
Air Berlin fallout: Etihad sued for $2.3B, given deadline

Air Berlin insolvency administrator is suing Etihad for withdrawing financial aid of then-troubled German airline in August 2017. The Berlin court confirmed that such claim was filed, noting that the Gulf airline is sued for 500 million euros and further damages that could amount to two billion euros....


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Typhoon Mangkhut: Find Out If Your Flight Was Canceled

September of 2018 is bringing more damage than ever. Hurricanes, storms, and typhoons are destroying all the possible connections between the cities and countries. What is more, airlines are canceling most of their flights....


Zivile Zalagenaite
Turbulence at Jet Airways: unpromising finances & unpaid pilots

After disappointing financial results, trouble seems to be brewing  for Jet Airways. The airline also appears to be struggling to keep up with its employees’ salaries, reportedly resulting in massive pilot leave....


Clement Charpentreau
Etihad keeps share in Air Serbia after 2017 record net profit

Air Serbia announced on July 2, 2018, that its equity partnership with Etihad Airways would remain unchanged. The UAE-based airline will keep its 49% share in the Serbian flag carrier (the rest being owned by the local government)....