Topic archives: Etihad

Etihad claims top equity stake in Virgin Australia

Etihad claims top equity stake in Virgin Australia

July 27, 2016

Etihad is staying the course at Virgin Australia as speculation continues about a future contest for control of Australia's second largest airline

Etihad: First we take Serbia, then Manhattan

Etihad: First we take Serbia, then Manhattan

June 23, 2016 1

They may have different business models, but Emirates and Etihad have continuous route expansion in common

Virgin Australia gives some pointers to its future

June 15, 2016 8

ME giant Etihad appears to be a happy prisoner of the Virgin Australia restructuring deal and it's likely Tigerair will boost VA's international expansion in competition with Jetstar

Virgin Australia restructures with $1 billion in new funds

June 15, 2016

With a pile of new money and fleet cutbacks, and two new China stakeholders, Virgin Australia is about to become something different to what it is now

Second China group bids for Virgin Australia stake

Second China group bids for Virgin Australia stake

June 10, 2016 6

A major China play for Virgin Australia seems to be on, but will Singapore Airlines try to take out its PRC rivals?

Alitalia edges closer to a future return to Australia?

Alitalia edges closer to a future return to Australia?

May 19, 2016 18

There was a time when Alitalia was 'the' international carrier for Carlton and Leichhardt and similar Australian-Italian enclaves, and it could be on the way back

Virgin Australia’s pursuit of excellence gets another top-up

Virgin Australia’s pursuit of excellence gets another top-up

March 21, 2016 4

This is an awkward moment for Virgin Australia in that today’s announcement of a $425 million unsecured loan from its rich and powerful airline backers buys it more time to fix its finances.

Major A380 surge on its way to Australia

Major A380 surge on its way to Australia

November 20, 2015 16

Incoming from next October, up to 28 more Emirates and Etihad A380s arrivals and departures a week at the Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth gateways.

SingaporeAir+ Lufthansa buries the hatchet in Etihad+AirBerlin

SingaporeAir+ Lufthansa buries the hatchet in Etihad+AirBerlin

November 12, 2015

The significance of Singapore Airlines and Lufthansa working as one in Germany wouldn’t be lost on Etihad and its one third stake in AirBerlin. This is all about the Changi hub versus the Middle East hubs, as well as a strike back at the ME3 in general.

Etihad brings daily A380s to Melbourne from next June

Etihad brings daily A380s to Melbourne from next June

October 26, 2015 8

An Etihad A380 a day from Melbourne to Abu Dhabi from 1 June next year is set to transform competition on the lucrative routes between Victoria and London and other European cities.

Etihad puts points junkies on notice! Pay more or get less

Etihad puts points junkies on notice! Pay more or get less

August 24, 2015 1

Following the changes already made by many other airlines, Etihad will require its loyal customers to pay more for their ‘reward’ points under a revised ‘more choice’ booking scheme which will take effect from 14 September.

Etihad’s A380 debut in Sydney is ‘tiny’ part of grand plan

Etihad’s A380 debut in Sydney is ‘tiny’ part of grand plan

June 1, 2015 4

There is far more to Etihad’s ambitions in Australia than the Airbus A380 that upscaled its Sydney-Abu Dhabi services today.

Anti-ME airline claims by US majors grow louder, what if they win?

Anti-ME airline claims by US majors grow louder, what if they win?

May 16, 2015 27

Let’s consider the possible consequences if the major US airlines, American, Delta and United, succeed in restricting if not reversing the expansion of the major middle east carriers Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways.

Virgin Australia adds Spain and Scotland codeshares

Virgin Australia adds Spain and Scotland codeshares

April 9, 2015

As promised earlier this year, Virgin Australia keeps adding new international codeshares with Etihad that can compete with the Qantas-Emirates partnership.

Is there a hidden agenda in US airline war against Arabs?

Is there a hidden agenda in US airline war against Arabs?

March 19, 2015 24

Something doesn't add up in the hysterical push by American carriers to shut out Arab airlines. Could their appetite for buying into European, even Australian airlines, be the real reason for attacking them?

Etihad reports surge in wi-fi use, but there are problems

Etihad reports surge in wi-fi use, but there are problems

February 5, 2015 6

Are airlines keeping up with demand for inflight internet, or are you risking your money on crummy connections?

Etihad posts huge growth stats, but leaves rivals in the dark

Etihad posts huge growth stats, but leaves rivals in the dark

February 2, 2015 11

Etihad has posted another stunning year of operational growth, and as it seems to always relish doing, left analysts struggling for epithets because it isn’t relating this to its financial performance.

Bigger Australian airports want more foreign flights

Bigger Australian airports want more foreign flights

December 27, 2014 17

Seeking a Qantas bypass, airports ask for more Qatar, Emirates and Etihad jets in a cause that will inflame protectionist versus free trader conflicts

Etihad unveils its luxury for all strategy in new A380, 787

Etihad unveils its luxury for all strategy in new A380, 787

December 19, 2014 13

Unprecedented luxury fittings in airliners were on show in Abu Dhabi on Thursday when Etihad Airways unveiled its first Airbus A380 and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Etihad’s new X factor terminal reshapes airport competition

Etihad’s new X factor terminal reshapes airport competition

December 18, 2014 4

Why there needs to be a discussion about transport infrastructure costs in Australia, whether in airports, rail or roads.