• Achieved a 26% reduction in CO2 emissions per Revenue Tonne Kilometre (RTK) to 482g compared to 2019 baseline, by continuing to innovate and introduce operational efficiencies
Abu Dhabi, UAE – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has published its annual sustainability report, detailing the company's commitment to sustainability and its progress towards its sustainability goals.
In 2022, the airline achieved an impressive 26% reduction in CO2 emissions per Revenue Tonne Kilometer (RTK) to 482g compared to 2019 baseline.
Etihad's sustainability strategy is based on principles of achieving emissions reductions through in-sector measures, aligning with industry voluntary roadmaps and frameworks, collaborating with UAE industrial ecosystems, ......read more
Sector to match 2019 GDP contribution by the end of 2023
Travel & Tourism jobs to surpass pre-pandemic levels this year
Sector to outstrip national GDP growth over the next decade
United Arab Emirates: The World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) 2023 Economic Impact Research (EIR) today reveals the UAE Travel & Tourism sector is projected to meet the 2019 peak this year.
The sector is set to contribute AED 180.6 billion to the UAE economy by the end of 2023, almost matching the 2019 high AED 183.4 billion, only 1.5% behind pre-pandemic levels. This represents nearly 10% of the total economy.
WTTC is also forecasting that the sector will create nearly 7,000 jobs this year, surpassing the pre-pandemic peak of 745,100, to reach more than 758,000 employed by Travel & Tourism.
A look back on last ......read more
• Five weekly flights from Abu Dhabi to the exciting Japanese destination styled as the new ‘food capital of the world’ starting 1 October 2023
• New service to Osaka is the airline’s second gateway to Japan along with Tokyo
ABU DHABI, UAE – Etihad Airways is set to fly to Osaka five times per week beginning 1 October 2023, connecting one of the world’s most culturally animated cities to the already extensive Etihad network.
“We’re delighted to introduce flights to Osaka for the first time,” said Antonoaldo Neves, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways. “As one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, I know visitors will enjoy exploring its heritage and sampling some of Osaka’s renowned hospitality.
“Equally, ......read more
National airline welcoming talented, energetic and motivated pilots and cabin crew to build or continue to develop their career in a strong and constantly growing airline
05 May 2023, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, is launching an ambitious recruitment drive with a Go Pink campaign, in response to the continuous regional growth of the airline. Pilots and cabin crew from Go First who wish to continue their dream jobs in the WIZZ team are encouraged to apply. The national airline, the second largest carrier in Abu Dhabi by seat capacity, currently has 400 highly-engaged aviation professionals employed locally with financial stability opening many exciting opportunities for recruitment and career growth within the organisation.
The Go Pink campaign will start on 09 May with a ......read more
• 127 commercial aircraft delivered in Q1 2023
• Revenues € 11.8 billion; EBIT Adjusted € 0.8 billion
• EBIT (reported) € 0.4 billion; EPS (reported) € 0.59
• Free cash flow before M&A and customer financing € -0.9 billion
• Guidance unchanged
04 May 2023 – Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) reported consolidated financial results for its First Quarter (Q1) ending 31 March 2023.
“The first quarter confirmed strong demand for our products, particularly for commercial aircraft. We delivered 127 commercial aircraft, which is reflected in the Q1 financials. The quarter also benefited from a good performance in Helicopters,” said Guillaume Faury, Airbus Chief Executive Officer. “We continue to face an adverse operating ......read more
• Winner: Best Cabin Crew for the third consecutive year
• Winner: Best Economy Class
• Winner: Best Frequent Flyer Programme award for Etihad Guest
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has been recognised as the airline with the ‘Best Cabin Crew’ for the third year in a row at a gala awards ceremony held yesterday evening at the Palazzo Versace, Dubai. Following a public vote, the Business Traveller Middle East Awards also recognised Etihad with the Best Economy Class and Best Frequent Flyer programme for Etihad Guest.
Etihad’s Cabin Crew are best known for their warm and personal service which is inspired by traditional Emirati hospitality. Before they take to the skies, Etihad’s cabin crew are taken through an ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 27 April 2023: Abu Dhabi, UAE – 27 April 2023: Abu Dhabi Airports, the owner and operator of five airports in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, welcomed the first SF Express cargo plane to Abu Dhabi International Airport.
The inaugural flight signalled the launch of operations for the global freight leader for the first time in the region. This strategic partnership is in collaboration with Etihad Cargo and Kerry Logistics, and further strengthens Abu Dhabi International Airport’s position as a key regional cargo hub.
Chinese-based SF Express, one of the world's largest providers of express logistics services and solutions, has gained significant attention in the logistics industry due to its recent international expansion strategy. With its sights set on strengthening its position as a major ......read more
25 April 2023 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone (ADAFZ), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Airports, has reaffirmed its status as a unique preferred business destination for local, regional and international organisations across several economic sectors, recording a two-fold increase in leased out spaces and properties.
This strong performance in 2022 was dually driven by growth in leased spaces and properties, where ADAFZ signed contracts for a total of 163,580 m2, across Abu Dhabi International, Al Ain International and Al Bateen Executive Airports. Properties included commercial spaces, land development plots as well as administrative facilities, resulting in an increase in annual leases by 256%.
H.E. Eng. Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and CEO, Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “Since its ......read more
13 April 2023: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ratification of the Montreal Protocol 2014 (MP14), a move that will strengthen the global legal deterrent against unruly and disruptive passenger incidents onboard flights.
“IATA welcomes the leadership shown by the UAE in ratifying MP14. Not only will this give the UAE authorities important new powers in dealing with unruly passengers that land in the country, but as a major aviation market and ICAO Council member, it will also encourage other States to ratify MP14. Ensuring greater international harmonization and strengthening the legal deterrent against unruly and disruptive passengers who pose a threat to passenger and crew wellbeing and safety onboard is a priority for the entire airline industry,” ......read more
Airline boosts service to meet strong travel demand between UAE and Canada
Abu Dhabi, UAE – Following the recently expanded air services agreement between the UAE and Canada, Etihad Airways has announced it will increase flights to Toronto.
On 30 May, Etihad Airways will introduce an additional weekly flight between Abu Dhabi and Toronto, on top of its current six-per-week flight schedule, to offer travellers a daily connection.
"Etihad is thrilled to begin flying daily between Abu Dhabi and Toronto, which has been one of our busiest routes in 2023 as a result of the rapid recovery and continued growth in travel demand between the UAE and Canada," said Arik De, Chief Revenue Officer at Etihad Airways.
"Our daily service will provide business and leisure travellers, the Canadian diaspora and the ......read more
Etihad Airways is among the first airlines in the world and first in the Middle East to start a Multi-Crew Pilot License Program (MPL) on the Boeing 787 fleet for UAE’s national cadet pilot program
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has achieved a significant milestone as the first of its cadet pilots successfully completed ‘Base Training’ on an actual Boeing 787 Dreamliner as part of its Multi-Crew Pilot License (MPL) programme.
‘Base Training’ flights are used to train cadet pilots on take-off and landings under the supervision of a qualified instructor. After this step, the cadet pilots will further progress their training on the most efficient and advanced wide-body aircraft in the market, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Launched in ......read more
• Etihad will serve a special inflight Ramadan menu and signature meals by renowned Emirati Chef Khaled Alsaadi across all cabins
• E-Box, Etihad’s inflight entertainment, will feature thoughtful Ramadan content
• Etihad’s airport Lounges to serve Ramadan dishes and refreshments
• Dedicated prayer areas onboard and in the Lounges
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - March 23, 2023: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is preparing to welcome its guests with a specially curated inflight menu throughout the holy month of Ramadan.
Etihad’s culinary design team is collaborating once again with Emirati Chef Khaled Alsaadi to recreate popular Ramadan dishes fusing authentic Emirati recipes with contemporary cooking techniques and local ......read more
22 March 2023, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and most environmentally sustainable airline globally , was named Airline of the Year at Air Transport Awards. The award was received by József Váradi, Group Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, at the gala event in Montreal, which took place next to the 2023 Air Transport Symposium with the participation of industry leaders.
The Air Transport Awards are international prizes of and for the air transport industry. The awards are recognition of excellence and of the achievements of the aviation sector. The annual awards are bestowed to organisations, companies and leaders of the air transport industry.
József Váradi, Group Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, said: “I am grateful to accept the Airline of the Year award on behalf of the ......read more
• Abu Dhabi-based carrier teams up with six African, Asian and European airlines to offer guests more destinations and greater choice
• New and enhanced connectivity facilitated by Etihad’s switch to the Amadeus Altéa Passenger Service System
ABU DHABI, UAE – Etihad Airways has launched reciprocal interline partnerships with three new airline partners – Philippine Airlines (PAL), Austrian Airlines (OS) and Airlink South Africa (4Z), while re-launching interline links with Biman Bangladesh and codeshares with Air Seychelles (HM) and ITA Airways (AZ).
The deal means customers of all airlines involved will enjoy enhanced connectivity to destinations across each other’s networks, can book on a single ticket and only have to check in once at the start of ......read more
08 March 2023: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for January 2023 global air cargo markets showing that air cargo demand declined as economic headwinds persist.
• Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), fell 14.9% compared to January 2022 (-16.2% for international operations).
• Capacity (measured in available cargo tonne-kilometers, ACTK) was up 3.9% compared to January 2022. This was the first year-on-year growth in capacity since October 2022. International cargo capacity increased 1.4% compared to January 2022. The uptick in ACTKs reflects the strong recovery of belly capacity in passenger airline markets offsetting a decline international capacity offered by dedicated freighters.
• Several factors in the operating environment ......read more
Launches New Premium Experience Campaign featuring the actor
DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways has launched a new brand campaign in collaboration with world-renowned Indian actor, Deepika Padukone. The campaign launch is the culmination of the airline's endeavour to redefine Qatar Airways Premium experience, particularly through showcasing the world-class Qsuite along with the unparalleled surroundings of The Orchard, which are core to Hamad International Airport’s expansion.
The timeless acoustic track ‘Ain’t Nobody’ accompanies the campaign that connects Padukone’s journey with Qatar Airways to a new level of luxury and elegance. She encapsulates the premium experience available to customers of Qatar Airways, transiting through the best airport in the world, Hamad International Airport.
Qatar ......read more
The national airline will add a new state-of-the-art Airbus A321neo aircraft to its fleet over the summer, taking the fleet to nine aircraft
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi announces an exciting new destination to Bishkek and the relaunch of Larnaca, Santorini and Sohag
28, February 2023, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, is ramping up operations to meet high demand and expanding its modern, sustainable fleet. With nine state-of-the-art Airbus A321neo aircraft, the airline is driving ambitious growth into new territories with must-see destinations for adventure lovers carrying the flag of ultra-low-cost travel.
The additional aircraft will enable Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to enhance frequencies and offer tourists and residents hassle-free, affordable travel in both the UAE and throughout multiple ......read more
The national airline celebrates its first flight to Medina, expanding affordable, hassle-free travel for tourists and residents in both the UAE and Saudi Arabia
16, February 2023, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, has commenced operations on the new route of Medina, a centre of Islamic culture. The new destinations further strengthen regional connectivity with high quality point-to-point travel on WIZZ’s convenient flight schedule. Tickets are on sale on wizzair.com and the airline’s mobile app with fares starting as low as AED 219 *.
Medina, a historical city of religious significance, boasts breath-taking views and architecture. Known as ‘The Enlightened City’, Medina is home to Al Masjid an Nabawi, the Prophet Muhammad’s (Peace Be Upon Him) ......read more
• New flights connecting Abu Dhabi and Lisbon set to launch on 2 July 2023
• Airline set to return to popular summer hotspots of Málaga and Mykonos
ABU DHABI, UAE – 2023 Etihad Airways is expanding its European network this summer with the introduction of a new direct service between Abu Dhabi and Lisbon, effective from 2 July 2023.
The airline will be connecting Abu Dhabi to Portugal’s capital city right in time for the summer holidays, with three weekly flights scheduled to be operated on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays.
“We’re excited to introduce flights to Portugal for the first time and provide our guests with convenient travel options to one of the most popular summer destinations for 2023,” said Antonoaldo Neves, Chief Executive ......read more
Newly published figures show traffic tripled through Abu Dhabi Airports in 2022 compared to 2021
Abu Dhabi Airports’ annual passenger traffic numbers reaffirm the emirate’s position as a leading and rapidly growing regional and international travel hub
Abu Dhabi International Airport serves more than 100 destinations through a network of 28 airlines and growing.
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 9 February 2023: Abu Dhabi Airports, the operator of the emirate’s five airports, today released its passenger traffic results for 2022. From 1 January to 31 December 2022, 15.9 million guests used Abu Dhabi International, Al Ain International, Al Bateen Executive, Delma Island and Sir Bani Yas Island Airports - tripling the 5.26 million achieved in 2021.
Announced on the sidelines of the World Cargo Summit in Abu Dhabi, ......read more
7 February 2023: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that 2022 full-year demand for air cargo took a significant step back from 2021 levels but was close to 2019 performance.
• Global full-year demand in 2022, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), was down 8.0% compared to 2021 (-8.2% for international operations). Compared to 2019, it was down 1.6% (both global and international).
• Capacity in 2022, measured in available cargo tonne-kilometers (ACTKs), was 3.0% above 2021 (+4.5% for international operations). Compared to 2019 (pre-COVID) levels, capacity declined by 8.2% (-9.0% for international operations).
• December saw a softening in performance: global demand was 15.3% below 2021 levels (-15.8% for international ......read more
7 February 2023: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the recovery in air travel continued in December 2022 and for the full year.
• Total traffic in 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 64.4% compared to 2021. Globally, full year 2022 traffic was at 68.5% of pre-pandemic (2019) levels. December 2022 total traffic rose 39.7% compared to December 2021 and reached 76.9% of the December 2019 level.
• International traffic in 2022 climbed 152.7% versus 2021 and reached 62.2% of 2019 levels. December 2022 international traffic climbed 80.2% over December 2021, reaching 75.1% of the level in December 2019.
• Domestic traffic for 2022 rose 10.9% compared to the prior year. 2022 domestic traffic was at 79.6% of the full year 2019 level. December 2022 ......read more
The national airline, the second largest carrier in Abu Dhabi by seat capacity, launched 13 new destinations in 2022 and expands convenient, affordable travel for all
27 January 2023 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, today announced its outstanding operational results for 2022.
The joint venture established between ADQ and Wizz Air Holdings PLC enjoyed a record-breaking 2022, operating more than 6,000 flights and transporting more than 1.2 million adventurous travellers. The national airline carried over 600,000 point-to-point passengers to the UAE in 2022, supporting the sustainable growth of Abu Dhabi’s culture and tourism sectors and unlocking an eclectic mix of travel opportunities for travellers from all classes.
The airline supports the Abu ......read more
The national airline expands ever-growing network with unique ultra-low-cost travel
20 January 2023, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, has launched exciting routes from Abu Dhabi to Antalya, Turkiye and relaunched the popular route to Salalah, Oman reaffirming its commitment to expand convenient, affordable travel for all.
The flights to Antalya will commence on 01 June 2023 and will operate on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The flights to Salalah will commence on 01 June 2023 and will operate on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
The exciting new destinations provide unique travel opportunities and experiences for adventurous travellers and allows customers from across the broader Wizz Air network to travel via Abu Dhabi to the must-see destinations. The new routes ......read more
The national airline celebrates its first flight to Ankara, the nation’s cosmopolitan capital, expanding convenient, affordable travel for all
19 January 2023, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, has commenced operations on the exciting new route of Ankara, the second largest city in Turkiye and a modern European metropolis with a rich historical heritage. The new route provides hassle-free, point-to-point travel for tourists and residents in both the UAE and Turkiye. Tickets are on sale on wizzair.com and the airline’s mobile app with fares starting as low as AED 199 *.
Ankara, the heart of Turkiye and Central Anatolia, boasts plenty of shopping malls, state houses and a bustling nightlife, with unique opportunities to experience its well-preserved architecture. Exciting ......read more
• Exciting Europe city-break destinations launching in October 2023
• More opportunities to discover world-class attractions of Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE - Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will be introducing two exciting routes this year, connecting Abu Dhabi to Copenhagen in Denmark and Düsseldorf in Germany.
Launching 1 October, the flights will provide business travellers and holidaymakers in the UAE and these key European cities with convenient travel options to and from Abu Dhabi, with four weekly flights to Copenhagen and three weekly flights to Düsseldorf.
The flights will be operated using state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, offering one of the most comfortable experiences in the sky with 28 seats in Business and 262 in ......read more
• Analytics group OAG report puts Etihad top of list in the GCC
Abu Dhabi, UAE – January 14, 2023: The global aviation analytics group OAG has named Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, as the most punctual airline in the Middle East and among the most reliable in the world.
In its Punctuality League rating for 2022, OAG listed Etihad as the best in the GCC region. Etihad has achieved an on-time arrival performance within 15 minutes of 81%. It also continued to maintain one of the lowest cancellation rates worldwide, ensuring an enhanced guest experience with trustworthy flight schedules.
Mohammad Al Bulooki, Chief Operating Officer of Etihad Airways, said delivering a safe and reliable airline operation is always the first priority. ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – January 13, 2023: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, starts the year with its annual Global Sale offering great deals for travellers looking to explore new destinations and visit friends & family.
Guests can take advantage of special sale fares to select Etihad destinations, with the Global Sale running until 20 January 2023, for travel between 18 January and 15 June 2023.
With the Global Sale, guests can fly to some of the world’s top destinations including London, Istanbul, Phuket, Paris and more, with fares starting as low as AED 695 in Economy and AED 3,995 in Business. Economy fares to Rome start at 895 AED and Mumbai start at AED 795.
Travellers wishing to travel to London in Etihad’s Business class can take advantage of the sale from as little as ......read more
The new routes from Budapest, Bucharest and Rome will provide affordable point-to-point travel opportunities and enhance global connectivity
Jeddah, 12 January 2023: On 9, 10 and 11 of January 2023, Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and globally most environmentally sustainable* airline, officially inaugurated three new connections between Bucharest and Jeddah, Budapest and Jeddah and Rome and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. The new routes will be served twice a week. Tickets can be purchased on Wizz Air's website and via the WIZZ app from as low as 29.99 EUR*.
Wizz Air kicked off 2023 further strengthening its presence in Saudi Arabia by launching five new routes from Hungary, Romania and Italy to Riyadh and Jeddah. The new routes to Jeddah from Bucharest, Budapest and Rome will boost the growing Saudi Arabian tourism ......read more
• Maureen Bannerman joins Abu Dhabi Airports following a tenure as CEO and Managing Director of Khalifa Bin Salman Port’s APM Terminal in Bahrain
• She brings extensive aviation, logistics and transport experience and will contribute towards long-term strategic growth in line with the emirate’s Economic Vision
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 11 January 2023: Abu Dhabi Airports announced the appointment of Maureen Bannerman as the company’s new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) effective from January 2, 2023.
A highly accomplished leader and seasoned professional with over 20 years’ experience primarily within the aviation industry, Bannerman has joined Abu Dhabi Airports following a successful tenure as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of APM Terminal at the Khalifa ......read more
10, January 2023 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and most environmentally sustainable airline globally , reports that its average carbon emissions for 2022 amounted to 55.2 grams per passenger/km, 15.4% lower compared to the year of 2021, and the lowest ever recorded by the airline in one calendar year.
Wizz Air operates the lowest carbon emissions per passenger/km amongst all competitor airlines and is committed to further reducing its carbon emissions intensity by 25% by 2030. An integral element of Wizz Air’s sustainability strategy is the renewal of its fleet. The airline has been continuously adding new Airbus A321neo aircraft to its fleet and replacing older aircraft, with 34 Airbus A321neo added to the fleet in 2022. The share of new “neo” technology aircraft within Wizz Air’s ......read more
10, January 2023: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the air travel recovery continued through November 2022.
• Total traffic in November 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 41.3% compared to November 2021. Globally, traffic is now at 75.3% of November 2019 levels.
• International traffic rose 85.2% versus November 2021. The Asia-Pacific continued to report the strongest year-over-year results with all regions showing improvement compared to the prior year. November 2022 international RPKs reached 73.7% of November 2019 levels.
• Domestic traffic for November 2022 was up 3.4% compared to November 2021 with travel restrictions in China continuing to dampen the global result. Total November 2022 domestic traffic was at 77.7% of ......read more
04 January 2023: “Several countries are introducing COVID-19 testing and other measures for travellers from China, even though the virus is already circulating widely within their borders. It is extremely disappointing to see this knee-jerk reinstatement of measures that have proven ineffective over the last three years.
Research undertaken around the arrival of the Omicron variant concluded that putting barriers in the way of travel made no difference to the peak spread of infections. At most, restrictions delayed that peak by a few days. If a new variant emerges in any part of the world, the same situation would be expected.
That’s why governments should listen to the advice of experts, including the WHO, that advise against travel restrictions. We have the tools to manage COVID-19 without ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE – Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the UAE, has celebrated the milestone of carrying 10 million passengers in 2022.
The 10 millionth passenger and their family were surprised onboard flight EY205 from Mumbai to Abu Dhabi with a cake, complimentary roundtrip tickets, as well as Gold tier membership on Etihad Guest, aircraft models and a polaroid camera to capture the occasion.
“Thank you to each one of our guests who chose to fly with Etihad Airways and to our team for delivering our award-winning and reliable service day in and day out in 2022. Reaching the 10 million mark is an important milestone for the airline and our entire Etihad family,” said Antonoaldo Neves, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways.
United Arab Emirates – With over 1.5 million passengers expected over the winter break, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will be celebrating the festive season in the sky with a special-themed menu and props for guests on board selected flights.
Over the festive period, the classic festive themed menu will be available from 23 to 25 December on many routes including the US, UK, Canada, Lebanon, South Korea, the Philippines, the Seychelles, South Africa, Australia, and most destinations across Europe. The delicious menu includes festive favourites such as turkey roulade, chestnut stuffing and chocolate yule log with cherry compote.
For the first time, Etihad will be ushering in the New Year in style on its flights. On 31 December 2022, all flights crossing midnight in the sky will join in the ......read more
New technology with partners IDEMIA & SITA to enhance the passenger journey and establish Midfield Terminal Building (MTB) as first international airport with biometric capabilities at all customer touchpoints
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 December 2022: NEXT50, an Abu Dhabi based technology company, is well underway to delivering the first phase of the biometric initiative at Abu Dhabi international Airport. The project, which sees NEXT50 introduce its cutting-edge AI solutions alongside global artificial intelligence and technology solutions partners IDEMIA and SITA, will initially see the deployment of next generation biometric solutions at select self-service baggage touchpoints, immigration e-gates, and boarding gates before implementing the technology across all passenger touchpoints in the airport.
“We are excited to be ......read more
The national airline enhances connectivity from the UAE and meets commitment for more convenient, high quality and affordable travel for the region
15 December 2022, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, is launching an exciting new route from Abu Dhabi to Medina in Saudi Arabia. Launching in February 2023, the new route will provide affordable, hassle-free travel for tourists and residents in both the UAE and Saudi Arabia with daily flights providing unique travel opportunities on a convenient WIZZ flight schedule. Tickets are already on sale on wizzair.com and the airline’s mobile app, with fares starting from AED 179 *.
Medina, one of Islam’s two holiest cities, is a key destination for millions of pilgrims travelling for Hajj or Umrah, and boasts breath-taking views ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE - Etihad Airways today announced the appointment of Raffael Quintas as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately.
Prior to joining Etihad, Quintas served as Chief Financial Officer at Infracommerce, the largest e-commerce enabler and solution provider in Latin America.
He also previously held the Chief Financial Officer role at Portuguese flag carrier TAP Air Portugal and the Corporate Treasurer position at Brazilian airline Azul Linhas Aéreas, where he took on roles of increasing financial responsibility during a nine-year tenure.
"Raffael is a widely respected senior finance executive who brings more than 20 years of international experience across the aviation and retail sectors to the role. As we position Etihad Airways for post-pandemic growth, I am confident that his leadership experience ......read more
The national airline celebrates first flight to Samarkand, a historic destination at the crossroads of culture on the Silk Road, expanding convenient, affordable travel for all
13 December 2022, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, has commenced operations on the exciting new route of Abu Dhabi to the ancient city of Samarkand, the second largest city in Uzbekistan located at the crucible of cultures and religions. The new route provides hassle-free, point-to-point travel for tourists and residents in both the UAE and Uzbekistan. Tickets are on sale on wizzair.com and the airline’s mobile app with fares starting as low as AED179 *.
Samarkand, one of the most ancient cities in the world and among the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Central Asia, is a UNESCO World ......read more
The national airline adds a new state-of-the-art Airbus A321neo aircraft to its fleet
12 December 2022, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, is ramping up operations and meeting the airline’s ambitious growth plans by expanding its state-of-the-art fleet. The additional aircraft will enable Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to enhance frequencies and offer tourists and residents hassle-free, affordable travel in both the UAE and throughout the region to the very best destinations. Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has a plethora of year-round travel opportunities with culturally rich destinations including vibrant cities and natural paradises.
Michael Berlouis, Managing Director of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi said: “We are delighted to welcome our new state-of-the-art aircraft and reaffirm ......read more
• Four of the super-jumbos will operate between Abu Dhabi and London, with the first to be reintroduced from summer 2023
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, has announced it is reintroducing four of its A380s from the summer of 2023.
The move follows a surge in demand for air travel across the ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has won “Environmental Sustainability Innovation of the Year” award at CAPA’s annual Environmental Sustainability Awards for Excellence in Singapore, as well as “Best Airline for Sustainability 2022” award by Business Traveler USA.
Etihad’s sustainability ......read more
• Located at Abu Dhabi International Airport, the new facility will be an important service hub for Bombardier business aircraft customers in the UAE and Gulf region
• New, close to 100,000 sq. ft. (9,290 m²) Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) facility will provide quick and efficient MRO capabilities for all Bombardier business aircrafts
• The Abu Dhabi ......read more
The national airline is flying to 27 countries from the UAE and meeting its commitment of more convenient, high quality and affordable travel
05 December 2022, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, is celebrating carrying its millionth passenger in 2022 across its ever-expanding network. With over 6000 flights carried out since launching in January ......read more
• The 5 airports recorded 10,982,114 passengers as of 30 September 2022, which is equivalent to passenger traffic in 2020 and 2021 combined
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 November 2022: Abu Dhabi Airports, the operator of the five airports in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, today released its passenger traffic results report for the third quarter of 2022. The report ......read more
Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone (ADAFZ) welcomed a delegation of International investors to its premises to strengthen commercial bonds and explore collaboration opportunities. Facilitated by the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) on the side lines of the Abu Dhabi Finance Week (14-18 November), the delegation included representatives from 12 companies based in France, Germany, Israel and South ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – As visitors begin flying for the winter break and the many spectacular events taking place in Abu Dhabi, Etihad Airways looks forward to welcoming over 1.5 million travellers at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Shaeb Al Najjar, General Manager Hub Operations, Etihad Airways, said “There has never been a better time to experience Abu ......read more
• Expansion of existing codeshare agreement strengthens both airlines’ networks beyond Abu Dhabi and Jakarta hubs
• Greater engagement between Etihad Guest and GarudaMiles loyalty programmes allowing members to enjoy partnership benefits across both airlines
• MOU to underpin exploration of additional areas of potential collaboration
Abu Dhabi, United Arab ......read more
November 11, 2022 – United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi Airports has joined Pharma.Aero, the global membership network for Life Science and MedTech manufacturers, certified cargo communities and airport operators, as a strategic member representing the Middle East.
The collaboration with Pharma.Aero builds on Abu Dhabi’s growth as a global healthcare and life sciences hub, and ......read more
• Scheduled Washington Dulles to Abu Dhabi service will utilise sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) alongside management of aviation’s non-CO2 effects
• Operated within Etihad’s Boeing 787 “Greenliner” programme, the NetZero* flight will incorporate SATAVIA technology to prevent warming aircraft contrails for the first time on an Etihad transatlantic ......read more