Etihad

News Roundup – 07th February 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

What more proof could you need that global air connectivity is getting better.  Qatar Airways has just launched the world’s longest flight from Doha to Auckland in New Zealand.  The new, mammoth 16-hour flight is just one of the new…

Time for Etihad to Grow Up as it Gets in Bed with Lufthansa

Until recently, the Lufthansa Group’s approach to Etihad Airways of Abu Dhabi was downright hostility.  Now, the two airlines are exploring new ways to forge a deepening relationship with one another.   At a glittering press conference in the UAE on…

Time for Etihad to Grow Up as it Gets in Bed with Lufthansa

Until recently, the Lufthansa Group’s approach to Etihad Airways of Abu Dhabi was downright hostility.  Now, the two airlines are exploring new ways to forge a deepening relationship with one another.   At a glittering press conference in the UAE on…

News Roundup – 31st January 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

Things are looking up for Etihad Airways.  Despite recent problems besetting the airline, its home airport reported an increase of 5.1% in passenger traffic in 2016 – the majority of which went to Etihad. Emirates are to launch a new…

Gulf Airlines Scramble to Protect Staff as US Travel Ban Takes Effect

Could cabin crew be banned from entering the USA? On Friday the US President, Donald Trump signed an executive order that effectively banned citizens from seven majority Muslim countries entering the USA.  As the full effects of the ban start to…

Confirmed: Management Shakeup At Etihad Airways

Last Thursday the CEO of Etihad Airways, James Hogan, delivered a keynote address at the Global Airfinance Conference in Dublin. Hogan, spoke passionately about the foreign investment strategy that Etihad has pursued under his leadership. Speaking of the equity stakes…

News Roundup – 24th January 2016. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

Emirates have launched environmentally friendly new blankets in economy, as they give all customers the opportunity to enjoy their luxury lounges in Dubai – But at a price.  James Hogan, the CEO of Etihad Airways has warned of tougher competition…

What is a Codeshare Flight?

Etihad Airways and Lufthansa recently announced that they were going to put their differences to one side as they signed up for a mutual codeshare agreement.  In the past, Lufthansa has attempted to block the expansion of Gulf carriers into Germany…

Is This for Real? Etihad and Lufthansa in Merger Talks

Is Etihad Airways of Abu Dhabi and Germany’s Lufthansa about to merge into one airline? For years, the German airline Lufthansa has attempted to block the three big Middle Eastern airlines from increasing their market position in Germany.  However, a new…

News Roundup – 17th January 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

From 19th January 2017, cabin crew at British Airways are set to strike for the second time over allegations it pays it new crew ‘poverty pay’.  Over at Emirates, we have learnt more about the rigorous grooming standards expected of…

Everything You Ever Needed to Know About Etihad Airways Partners. And Why it Might Fail

A few decades ago, in what was a highly regulated and protectionist aviation industry, the expansion of the Gulf carriers – Qatar Airways, Emirates and Etihad Airways – collectively known as the ‘Middle East Three’ (or sometimes just the ME3)…

News Round Up – 4th January 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

Emirates has put its woes to one side to introduce some nice additions to its soft product in First and Business Class.  But Etihad has been forced to counter rumours that it was set to dump its stake in Virgin…

News Round Up – 29th December 2016

Emirates expects to handle 250,000 passengers at its Dubai home in the first three days of 2017 but the future doesn’t look so rosy for both it and neighbouring competitor Etihad.   The last 777-200 jet has been taken out…

Seven Of The Most Iconic Airline Uniforms Gracing the Skies

Airlines know the importance of image and presentation in marketing their product to potential customers.  And arguably nothing is more important than the airline’s cabin crew uniform.  These seven airlines have created uniforms that stand apart from their competitors as…

Clouds Loom on the Horizon at Etihad but Cabin Crew Recruitment Continues

What does the future hold for Etihad cabin crew recruitment? Etihad Airways, once known as the world’s fastest growing airline, has taken a slower, steadier and some might say, professional approach to cabin crew recruitment in recent years. But in…

The Best Qualities to Highlight in Your Cabin Crew Application Resume

An analysis of cabin crew job descriptions from some of the biggest airlines in the world reveals exactly what personal qualities and attributes recruiters truly value and search for in their new recruits. For this analysis, the publicly available job descriptions…

Gulf Airlines Score Big in Annual Which? Survey

The British consumer group, Which? has released the results of its annual global airline survey with the three leading Gulf carriers featuring in the top 6. In September Which? sampled over 7,500 of their members.  The responses covered 11,359 flights, across…