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Etihad welcomes South African Airways to Abu Dhabi

Etihad welcomes South African Airways to Abu Dhabi

2 days ago in Airline News

Etihad Airways is now able to provide enhanced access to and from South Africa following the launch of a new daily service between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi by its codeshare partner, South African Airways. A delegation of senior SAA management, South African government officials and visiting travel trade and media representatives, was welcomed to Abu Dhabi when flight SA 278 touched down on schedule at Abu Dhabi International Airport at 20:25 last night. → Read More

Hogan continues battle against United States aviation protectionism in London

Hogan continues battle against United States aviation protectionism in London

“The dark clouds of protectionism” gathering over the air travel industry in Europe and the United States pose a significant threat to the millions of travellers who have benefitted from new choice in the market, argued Etihad Airways chief executive James Hogan earlier. Addressing the Aviation Club, Hogan said international regulators should recognise that, “investing in success is not a crime; blocking competition would be.” → Read More

Etihad Airways makes new commercial appointments to drive global expansion

Etihad Airways makes new commercial appointments to drive global expansion

22nd Mar 2015 in Airline News

Etihad Airways has made new key appointments within its commercial division which will support the airline’s growth and expansion plans. Amer Khan has been appointed to the position of regional general manager for Middle East and North Africa, responsible for managing Etihad Airways’ commercial operations across 16 countries from the airline’s base in Abu Dhabi. At the same time, Ronny de Lange, who has held numerous commercial roles in his four years with Etihad Airways, has been named vice president global corporate account management. → Read More

Etihad chief comes out swinging against American airlines attack

Etihad chief comes out swinging against American airlines attack

17th Mar 2015 in Airline News

Open Skies has been “a model of success, generating enormous benefits for travellers and for airlines in the US, the UAE and around the world,” said James Hogan, president of Etihad Airways. In his first public comments since three US airlines launched a campaign against Etihad Airways and other Gulf carriers, Hogan called for reasoned debate based upon facts.  → Read More

Nicole Kidman stars in Etihad global ad campaign

Nicole Kidman stars in Etihad global ad campaign

15th Mar 2015 in Airline News

Etihad Airways has launched its new global brand campaign with the worldwide premiere of a new television commercial in Abu Dhabi, attended by Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman, representatives of the global media and hundreds of specially invited guests. Nicole Kidman is both star and narrator of the captivating feature, which will be shown on global TV stations and social media in both 60 and 30 second formats, with still versions of the campaign appearing in print, digital and on outdoor channels. → Read More

Etihad Airways sign MOU with UAE Armed Forces

Etihad Airways sign MOU with UAE Armed Forces

1st Mar 2015 in Airline News

Etihad Airways has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UAE Armed Forces General Headquarters to provide commercial aviation training to a number of pilots, cabin attendants, loadmasters and flight despatchers in the UAE Armed Forces. → Read More

Etihad Airways appoints general manager for South Africa

Etihad Airways appoints general manager for South Africa

28th Feb 2015 in Airline News

Etihad Airways has appointed John Friel as its new general manager in South Africa. Based at the airline’s offices in Johannesburg, Friel is responsible for leading Etihad Airways’ commercial operations in South Africa as it continues to grow its presence and operations across the region. → Read More

Etihad Airways welcomes AeroMobile to A380 era

Etihad Airways welcomes AeroMobile to A380 era

24th Feb 2015 in Airline NewsTravel Technology News

AeroMobile has celebrated the first Airbus A380 to be fully line-fitted with its inflight mobile phone network. The Etihad Airways A380-800 (A6-APA) aircraft’s inaugural flight with AeroMobile services was from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow, touching down on earlier. → Read More

Etihad builds Scottish sales team ahead of Edinburgh flight launch

Etihad builds Scottish sales team ahead of Edinburgh flight launch

17th Feb 2015 in Airline News

Etihad Airways has expanded its sales presence in Scotland following the launch of its new route from Edinburgh to Abu Dhabi in June. Justin Gosling has been appointed sales manager, Scotland along with Fiona McNicol as account manager, corporate sales working alongside Greig White, who has been appointed account manager, leisure sales. → Read More

Etihad Airways steps up loyalty programme

Etihad Airways steps up loyalty programme

8th Feb 2015 in Airline NewsTravel Technology News

Etihad Airways’ loyalty program, Etihad Guest is making travel more convenient by introducing a new payment feature onto its membership card. walletplus, powered by Visa, allows members to load travel money onto their Etihad Guest card and convert it to 11 different foreign currencies to spend whenever they are travelling abroad. → Read More

Celestino replaces Tiedt as head of guest services at Etihad

Celestino replaces Tiedt as head of guest services at Etihad

7th Feb 2015 in Airline News

Etihad Airways has appointed Linda Celestino as the airline’s Vice President Guest Services. Ms Celestino has more than 25 years’ experience in the airline industry having held senior positions in her native Australia and the Middle East, as well as being President of the New York-based Airline Passenger Experience Association. → Read More

New connectivity leads to spike in online activity at Etihad Airways

New connectivity leads to spike in online activity at Etihad Airways

5th Feb 2015 in Airline NewsTravel Technology News

Etihad Airways, which next month becomes one of the few airlines in the world to offer fleet-wide in-flight connectivity services, has witnessed a dramatic surge in internet and mobile phone usage in 2014. Reflecting the broader trend for people to use their personal devices for work and entertainment when travelling, the growth was largely driven by people logging onto Etihad Airways’ Wi-Fi network, with usage rising by 80 per cent last year. → Read More

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