October 5, 2014 17
The diversion of pilot attention to what is going on in the cabin rather than the cockpit is the point at which air rage becomes really serious
September 28, 2014 6
Airbus and Boeing prefer not to talk about their latest airliners complementing each other in fleet decisions, but that isn’t stopping Etihad making such a point with its first A380 on Thursday last week and its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner over the weekend.
September 26, 2014 14
How to get 23 million people to search for information about an airline in a day: Offer a luxury apartment, and keep them waiting for a dramatic new livery
August 28, 2014 3
Etihad's over the top $43,000 London flights take us back to similar equivalent fares for kangaroo route flights post WWII
August 13, 2014 22
No doubt the managerial cadres at Virgin Australia, and whoever is really running the show at Qantas, would find the recent reported comments of Etihad CEO, James Hogan, at a media event in India of some interest.
August 9, 2014 12
The significance of the (all but totally) completed deal by which Etihad invests massively in a revitalised Alitalia should become apparent to Australian travellers in the latter half of next year.
July 24, 2014 1
Etihad as 24 percent owner of Jet Airways says the India flag carrier will make routes to Australia one of its focuses in a three year plan to bring the airline to profitability.
July 4, 2014 4
Bring the competing ambitions of the leaders of three of the world’s most dynamic airlines into the board room of Australia’s second largest airline, Virgin Australia, and very interesting things are sure to happen.
June 26, 2014 11
Abu Dhabi’s sovereign owned Etihad Airways is ready to go where most airlines would fear to fly, with a major investment in Italy flag carrier Alitalia.
June 8, 2014 6
AusBT, which has carried many a Skytrax award announcement, is reporting that Etihad has just given the ratings site the boot after reviewing its ‘methodology’ among other things.
May 23, 2014 8
If this team Qantas was out there on a level playing field today and it got the ball it would hand it back to the opposing team and give them great big sloppy kisses all around.
May 8, 2014 2
Air Asia has scored another goal in the very, very long game of gaining access to the one billion population sized market for inexpensive air travel in India by getting an operating certificate for a franchise to be based in Chennai.
May 7, 2014 13
While the greater number of air travellers gaze on the Middle East luxury arms race, wondering what’s in it for them, Emirates has dropped the first hint that it will respond to the ‘apartment’ concepts unveiled by neighboring UAE upstart Etihad this week.
May 6, 2014 13
Apartments in Etihad A380s for those who could probably afford to buy one! Qatar Airways’ early introduction of A350s to Perth! Whatever will Emirates do?
March 1, 2014 7
What is it about Brisbane Airport, Airbus A330s, and mud daubing wasps that could cause airlines to stock up on insecticide for walk around pre-flight inspections?
February 3, 2014 6
There is much to read between the lines in Etihad issuing a deadline for its taking a stake in troubled Italian flag carrier Alitalia.
January 25, 2014 2
The week’s most relevant new route development has been Etihad announcing double daily flights between Dublin and its Abu Dhabi hub from 15 July.
January 20, 2014 4
When America’s major plane maker Boeing, France’s major oil company Total, and a major Middle East carrier, Etihad, get together for a serious effort to undercut traditional oil with a biofuel substitute for fossil carbon releasing kerosene it is reasonable to think something of moment is going on.
January 19, 2014 1
When it comes to big 'bad' Gulf carriers Emirates can be seen as 'conquering', Etihad as 'investing' and Qatar as 'colonising'.
December 20, 2013 2
Australia’s Greek air connections have been in a state of neglect for many years, and are something Etihad clearly intends to address with its newly announced codeshare with Greece’s largest airline, Aegean, from 30 March.