Etihad is staying the course at Virgin Australia as speculation continues about a future contest for control of Australia's second largest airline
They may have different business models, but Emirates and Etihad have continuous route expansion in common
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
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
A major China play for Virgin Australia seems to be on, but will Singapore Airlines try to take out its PRC rivals?
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
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.
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.
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.
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.