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....


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....


AeroTime Team

Boeing, Etihad Airways to test new tech on 787 Dreamliner

Etihad Airways expects receiving another Boeing 787 aircraft in autumn 2020 ‒ in addition to the 38 it already has in the fleet. But before it enters service with the Gulf carrier, the Dreamliner will first be employed on a special mission. ...


AeroTime Team

Etihad Airways expected to lay off hundreds of pilots

Etihad Airways is reportedly planning to carry out further downsizing and lay off up to 400 pilots, media reports suggest. ...


AeroTime Team

Etihad’s new co-affair Air Arabia Abu Dhabi starts operations

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, a new airline set up by Air Arabia and Etihad Airways, has officially launched services. The new airline’s inaugural flight to Alexandria, Egypt took off on July 14, 2020. ...


Clement Charpentreau

Air Arabia launches first low-cost carrier from Abu Dhabi

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, a joint venture between state-owned Etihad Airways and the Air Arabia group, will start operating on July 14, 2020, from the United Arab Emirates’ capital. The new low-cost carrier detailed its flight plan....