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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

Tickets go on sale ahead of Expo Milano 2015

Tickets go on sale ahead of Expo Milano 2015

31st Dec 2014 in Airline NewsTravel Events News

Alitalia and Etihad Airways, the Official Global Carriers of Expo Milano 2015, have announced tickets for the highly anticipated six-month event can be purchased through their websites and contact centres from today. A special early-bird promotion is also underway for Expo Milano 2015 attendees, with a generous discount of 20 per cent available on all tickets purchased before April 2015. → Read More

Etihad Airways welcomes first Airbus A380 to London Heathrow

Etihad Airways welcomes first Airbus A380 to London Heathrow

29th Dec 2014 in Focus

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has successfully launched its first Airbus A380 service – bringing the largest ever passenger plane to the world’s leading airline. The inaugural journey saw the first Airbus A380 in the Etihad fleet leave Abu Dhabi International Airport on route for London Heathrow Airport. → Read More

Etihad celebrates inaugural A380 flight

Etihad celebrates inaugural A380 flight

27th Dec 2014 in Airline News

Etihad Airways has celebrated the departure of its inaugural Airbus A380 flight at Abu Dhabi International Airport. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the departure gate as part of the festivities, attended on behalf of Etihad Airways by Richard Hill, chief operations officer with the carrier. The event, which took place before Flight EY11 took-off to London Heathrow at 02:35, was also attended by Ahmad Al Haddabi, Abu Dhabi Airports chief operations officer. → Read More

Alitalia and Etihad Airways complete investment

Alitalia and Etihad Airways complete investment

23rd Dec 2014 in Airline News

Alitalia and Etihad Airways today announced the completion of all the formalities related to the transfer of air transport operations from Alitalia CAI to the new Alitalia SAI. Etihad Airways has subscribed and paid for the capital increase of €387.5 million for the acquisition of a 49 per cent share in Alitalia SAI. → Read More

Giorgio Armani to join Expo Milano 2015 celebrations

Giorgio Armani to join Expo Milano 2015 celebrations

22nd Dec 2014 in Airline NewsTravel Events News

Organisers at Expo Milano 2015 have announced that Giorgio Armani will celebrate the city of Milan with a large event on April 30th next year. The celebrations will mark the 40th anniversary of his company being in business and kick off proceedings for the Milano Expo 2015. → Read More

Etihad Airways prepares to launch double daily flight to Melbourne

Etihad Airways prepares to launch double daily flight to Melbourne

22nd Dec 2014 in Airline News

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced plans for a second daily non-stop service between Abu Dhabi and Melbourne from August 1st 2015. The additional flight will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with eight seats in First Class, 40 in Business Class and 280 in Economy Class. → Read More

Breaking Travel News investigates: Etihad welcomes the future of aviation to Abu Dhabi

Breaking Travel News investigates: Etihad welcomes the future of aviation to Abu Dhabi

22nd Dec 2014 in Airline News

Video: Etihad Airways has capped an incredible 12 months by unveiling its first Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 aircraft to more than 200 of the world’s media in Abu Dhabi. The doors to the airline’s two new flagship aircraft – in the distinctive new ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi’ livery – were opened for the first time to reveal the new cabin interiors, which include the ultra-luxurious Residence by Etihad, the only three-room suite in the sky. Breaking Travel News’ Phil Blizzard reports. → Read More

Etihad Airways celebrates new service to San Francisco

Etihad Airways celebrates new service to San Francisco

21st Dec 2014 in Airline News

Etihad Airways has strengthened its commitment to the US with the launch of a new daily service between San Francisco and Abu Dhabi. The carrier hosted a cocktail reception at the San Francisco City Hall to celebrate the new service, bringing together over 300 guests from across the business, travel trade, government and diplomatic community. → Read More

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