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Etihad Airways flight to Sydney makes emergency landing

Etihad Airways flight to Sydney makes emergency landing

15 Oct 2017

The National -- An Etihad Airways flight travelling from Abu Dhabi to Sydney made an emergency landing at Australia's Adelaide Airport early on Saturday after a warning indicator activated in the cockpit.

Reuters reported that crew on board Etihad flight EY450 landed the plane at 5am local time at Adelaide Airport, in the state of South Australia.

The Boeing 777 passenger jet had 349 passengers on board who disembarked via emergency exits, according to online news service... Read More

Etihad Airways to launch flights to Azerbaijan

Etihad Airways to launch flights to Azerbaijan

11 Oct 2017

Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Etihad Airways has announced plans to launch scheduled flights between Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and Baku, the capital city of the Republic of Azerbaijan, effective 2 March 2018.

The new route is being introduced to capitalise on the strong and growing demand for flights between the United Arab Emirates and Azerbaijan. The service will be operated three times a week using a 136-seat Airbus A320, configured with 16 seats in... Read More

Together. Explore the world.

Together. Explore the world.

02 Oct 2017

Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 02 October 2017: Following the commencement of their partnership, Emirates and flydubai today announced that Emirates will expand its network to 29 flydubai destinations across three continents.

The new partner network, through its codeshare, will offer greater frequency and easier access to more global destinations with the advantage of connecting baggage to the final destination.  Passengers can book from 03 October on Emirates.com, through the Emirates... Read More

Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Aviation Group appointed

Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Aviation Group appointed

01 Oct 2017

The Chairman of Etihad Aviation Group, His Excellency Mohamed Mubarak Fadhel Al Mazrouei, today confirmed the appointment of Tony Douglas as Group Chief Executive Officer, who will join the company in January 2018. 

Mr. Douglas joins Etihad from the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence, where he has served as CEO of the Defence Equipment and Support department, responsible for procuring and supporting all the equipment and services for the British Armed Forces.

In the UK, he... Read More

flydubai joins other airlines in suspending flights to Erbil

flydubai joins other airlines in suspending flights to Erbil

28 Sep 2017

The National -- Dubai-based budget carrier flydubai is temporarily suspending its flights to Erbil, complying with an Iraqi government demand following an independence referendum in Kurdish-held northern Iraq.

Flights would be suspended to the region's main city from September 30, a flydubai spokesman told The National, following similar announcements from other airlines.

Turkish carriers Turkish Airlines, Atlas and Pegasus, which offer frequent connections to Iraqi Kurdistan,... Read More

Etihad pilot dies in air after take-off

Etihad pilot dies in air after take-off

27 Sep 2017

An Etihad Airways pilot died onboard a flight from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam, the airline said on Wednesday.

The flight, EY 927, was a freight service and no commercial passengers were on-board. It departed the capital at its regularly scheduled time of 5.20am and the pilot's condition deteriorated shortly after the plane was airborne.

“After the captain became incapacitated early in the flight, the First Officer issued an emergency call and safely diverted the aircraft to Kuwait... Read More

Emirates to launch fourth daily service to Sydney, Australia

Emirates to launch fourth daily service to Sydney, Australia

20 Sep 2017

Emirates are set to introduce a fourth daily service from Dubai to Sydney from 25 March 2018, complementing its existing three daily A380 services and improving connections globally.

The new service will be operated by Emirates’ iconic A380 aircraft and will increase passenger capacity on the route by 6,846 seats a week, inbound and outbound between Sydney and Emirates’ hub in Dubai, and represents a 7.3% increase in capacity for Emirates’ Australian services.

The move will... Read More

Emirates Welcomes its 100th A380 Aircraft with Celebratory Deals

Emirates Welcomes its 100th A380 Aircraft with Celebratory Deals

13 Sep 2017

Emirates will celebrate a milestone in aviation history when it welcomes the delivery of its 100th A380 aircraft later this year.  For a limited time only, Bahraini travellers can join in the celebration with special fares to South East Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia and North America. 

Bookings have to be made from 12 September to 21 September 2017, for travel between 15 September and 7 December 2017. Terms and conditions apply. 

Celebratory A380 fares to popular destinations... Read More

flydubai Reports Half-Year Results for the 2017 financial year

flydubai Reports Half-Year Results for the 2017 financial year

02 Sep 2017

flydubai has announced its Half-Year Results for the 2017 financial year and has reported total revenue of AED 2.5 billion (USD 689 million) an increase of 9.9% compared to the first six months of last year and a loss of AED 142.5 million (USD 38.8 million).  Historically, the trend for the second half has been stronger than the first half. 

Total revenue increased to AED 2.5 billion (USD 689 million) for the six-month period  Reports loss of AED 142.5 million (USD 38.8 million) for the... Read More
flydubai appoints JPA Design to design cabin interior

flydubai appoints JPA Design to design cabin interior

04 Apr 2017

Dubai-based carrier, flydubai, today announced that it has appointed international transport design specialist JPA Design to design the cabin interior for its new fleet of aircraft. The announcement was made at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg and marks flydubai’s continued commitment to further enhance its product offering and overall onboard customer experience.

flydubai, which operates a fleet of 58 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft, placed an order for up to 100 Boeing... Read More

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