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Etihad Airways welcomes AeroMobile to A380 era

Etihad Airways welcomes AeroMobile to A380 era

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

Etihad Airways welcomes Dreamliner to fleet as passenger numbers soar

Etihad Airways welcomes Dreamliner to fleet as passenger numbers soar

2nd Feb 2015 in Airline News

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has introduced its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner into commercial service. The first flight, operated by a Boeing 787-9, departed Abu Dhabi at 02:15 as flight EY23 for the seven hour 25 minute flight to Düsseldorf, Germany.Also today, Etihad revealed it carried a record number of passengers and cargo in 2014, marking its strongest operational performance to date. Almost 14.8 million passengers flew with Etihad Airways last year, a significant increase of 23 per cent over 2013 levels. → Read More

Etihad Airways appoints new GM for Spain

Etihad Airways appoints new GM for Spain

1st Feb 2015 in Airline News

Etihad Airways has appointed Mr Jordi Porcel Cortes as its General Manager for Spain. Jordi Porcel will be based in Etihad Airways’ new Madrid office, where he will lead the airline’s Spanish commercial operations. → Read More

Etihad boosts South Asia, North America connectivity

Etihad boosts South Asia, North America connectivity

31st Jan 2015 in Airline News

Etihad Airways has made a number of schedule changes to the airline’s flights between its Abu Dhabi hub and Chicago, New York, and Toronto, which will start on Sunday 29 March 2015. → Read More

Breaking Travel News investigates: Alitalia, a bright future ahead

Breaking Travel News investigates: Alitalia, a bright future ahead

20th Jan 2015 in Focus

The strategy for the new Alitalia was unveiled earlier, with an unequivocal commitment by the new executive team and strategic investors to reinvent the airline. Alitalia will introduce new routes, new product and service standards, a new cost management strategy and new branding, as the foundations to build a premium global airline representing the best of Italy. → Read More

Etihad prepares to launch Dreamliner 787-9

Etihad prepares to launch Dreamliner 787-9

6th Jan 2015 in Airline News

Boeing delivered Etihad Airways’ first 787-9 Dreamliner sporting the airline’s new ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi’ livery which was revealed at a ceremony earlier this year. The colours are reminiscent of the desert landscape, inspired by the culture, Islamic design and architecture motifs of the United Arab Emirates. The airplane is the first of the 71 Dreamliners that the national airline of the United Arab Emirates has on order which includes 41 787-9s and 30 787-10s. → Read More

New-look Alitalia takes off from New York

New-look Alitalia takes off from New York

2nd Jan 2015 in Airline NewsTravel Events News

The first flight of the ‘new Alitalia’ took off today from New York JFK at 01:35 ‘Zulu time’ - the time conventionally adopted by the aviation industry, corresponding to 02:35 Italian local time - and landed in Milan Malpensa at 10.40. The flight was operated by an Airbus A330 aircraft in the Expo Milano 2015 livery branded Alitalia and Etihad Airways, Official Global Carriers of the most important Italian event of the year. → Read More

First guest heaps praise on The Residence by Etihad

First guest heaps praise on The Residence by Etihad

31st Dec 2014 in Airline News

Etihad Airways has launched its first Airbus A380 aircraft from London Heathrow to its Abu Dhabi hub incorporating the world’s most exclusive commercial airline seat, costing $20,000. Flight EY12 departed with a full complement of 498 passengers, with two in the Residence, nine in First, 70 in Business and 417 in Economy, on schedule. → Read More

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