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Wizz Air Abu Dhabi Celebrates Six-Fold Growth of Passengers and the Doubling of Its Fleet Size in 2022

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

Wizz Your Way to New Marvellous Destinations This Summer

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

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi Inaugurates Its First Flight to Turkiye

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

Etihad Airways Announces New Routes to Copenhagen and Düsseldorf

• 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

Etihad Airways Is Top Airline in Middle East for Getting Customers to Their Destinations on Time

• 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

Etihad Airways Launches Global Sale

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

Wizz Air Inaugurates Three New Routes from Europe to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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

Abu Dhabi Airports confirms Appointment of Maureen Bannerman as new Chief Commercial Officer

• 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

Wizz Air Leads the Industry by Example, Achieves Its Lowest Ever Annual Carbon Intensity Result

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

Passenger Recovery Continues in November

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

IATA Statement on Imposition of Travel Restrictions for Travelers from China

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

Etihad Airways Celebrates Flying 10 Millionth Passenger in 2022

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.

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Etihad Airways Celebrates the Festive Season and Welcomes 2023 in the Sky

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

NEXT50 Commences Phase 1 Deployment of Next-Generation Biometrics at Abu Dhabi International Airport

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

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi Expands Its Ever-Growing Network with a New Route to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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

Etihad Airways Appoints Raffael Quintas as Chief Financial Officer

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

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi Inaugurates its first Flight to Uzbekistan

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

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi Celebrates Doubling Its Fleet with the Arrival of Its Eighth Aircraft

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

Etihad Airways Set to Reintroduce its much-loved a380 Fleet after a Surge in Demand from Customers

• 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 airline’s network and customer feedback for the return of one of the most remarkable commercial flying experiences in the sky.   His Excellency Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa, Chairman, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “It is wonderful to announce the return of this splendid aircraft. The A380’s reintroduction provides a further boost to Etihad’s capacity into the key UK market, with a knock-on effect for the wider GCC and Indian ......read more

Etihad Airways Ends the Year with Two Prestigious Sustainability Awards

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 initiatives began with a focus on creating operational efficiencies. The airline quickly went on to unite industry leaders and build a comprehensive, cross organisational aviation sustainability programme that supports decarbonisation, biodiversity protection and waste management.  Etihad’s flagship sustainability initiatives include the Greenliner programme using the airline’s fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners as flying test-beds, and ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports Signs with Bombardier to Create First Purpose-Built Service Hub for Business Aircrafts in the UAE

• 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 Service Centre is part of Bombardier’s comprehensive infrastructure expansion, more than doubling aftermarket footprint around the world    Abu Dhabi, UAE, December 6, 2022 – Abu Dhabi Airports announced the official ground-breaking of Bombardier’s new service centre at the Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH). The company sees business aviation as a strategically important facet that’s growing rapidly in the ......read more

Over a Million Passengers Wizz Their Way to Attractive Destinations through the Middle East and beyond

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 2021, despite challenges with the pandemic, Wizz Air’s impressive figures demonstrate the demand for affordable, hassle-free travel with year-round opportunities to explore culturally rich destinations including vibrant cities and natural paradises.  To celebrate the historic milestone of being the millionth passenger, a lucky traveller on today’s flight from Abu Dhabi to Athens has received 12 free tickets to explore many ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports Announces 4.7 Million Passenger Traffic in 2022 Third Quarter

• 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 highlights impressive passenger traffic figures across Abu Dhabi International, Al Ain International, Al Bateen Executive, Delma Island and Sir Bani Yas Island airports between 1 July and 30 September 2022. During this period, passenger traffic totalled 4.7 million passengers, a rise of 250% compared to the 1.3 million passengers in Q3 2021.    While the 5 airports reported 10,982,114 passengers by 30 September 2022, which is equivalent ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone Welcomes International Delegation to Explore Collaboration Opportunities

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 Korea. Located in close proximity to 2 International airports in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, ADAFZ offers companies the opportunity to do business with full airside and landside accessibility, achieving their objectives whilst supporting growth of both the aviation sector and Abu Dhabi’s economic diversification drive.  

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Etihad Airways Expects to Welcome over 1.5 Million Passengers Over the Winter Break

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 Dhabi, with the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix taking place this weekend and many more attractions to be enjoyed over the winter season. Football fans from around the world will also be flocking to the region ahead of the most exciting football event of the year. As a result, Etihad with its partners, is geared up and ready to host 1.5 million expected guests over the next six weeks. Visitors flying via Abu Dhabi will enjoy the ......read more

Etihad Airways and Garuda Indonesia Deepen Partnership with Significant Codeshare Expansion

• 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 Emirates / Jakarta, Indonesia - Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and Garuda Indonesia, the national flag carrier of the Republic of Indonesia, are strengthening their partnership between Abu Dhabi and Jakarta and beyond their respective hubs.  The scope of the partners’ codeshare agreement, first signed in 2012, will be significantly expanded to nearly double the number of combined destinations ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports Joins Pharma.Aero as Strategic Member for Middle East Region

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 the success of the HOPE Consortium, an Abu Dhabi-led public private partnership that is committed to working together to overcome the challenges of vaccine distribution and logistics. “We are pleased to join Pharma.Aero as a strategic partner for the Middle East, representing the global cross-industry network of Life Science and MedTech air cargo industry stakeholders in the region. Along with Etihad Cargo, we look forward to collaborating ......read more

Etihad Airways and Satavia Collaborate to Implement Contrail Prevention for the First Time on an Atlantic Crossing

• 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 flight • Combined with SAF Book & Claim, the special flight will demonstrate the potential to target aviation’s CO2 and non-CO2 effects simultaneously   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, is implementing contrail prevention on a special NetZero flight during the COP27 event as part of its continuing partnership with SATAVIA.   The airline is set to operate ......read more

Etihad Guest Partners with the Largest Aquarium in the Middle East

Abu Dhabi, UAE – Etihad Guest, the frequent flyer programme of the UAE’s national airline Etihad Airways, has partnered with The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi, the largest aquarium in the Middle East. The Aquarium will participate in the “Miles on the Go” programme for Etihad Guest members to benefit from every time they visit.  Etihad Guest members can now instantly earn and spend Etihad Guest Miles when visiting the aquarium located in Abu Dhabi and discover an entire world of natural treasures. By simply downloading the Etihad Guest app and linking up to five Visa cards to their profiles, members can spend their miles and receive cashback on their cards. Members can earn 1 Etihad Guest Mile and 1 Tier Mile for every AED 3 spent on tickets or any other qualifying purchases at The National Aquarium. The ......read more

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi Launch an Exciting New Route to Tashkent, Uzbekistan

The launch of Tashkent falls in line with the national airline’s expansion plans to add an eclectic mix of destinations in Central Asia 04 November 2022, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, has launched its latest route to Uzbekistan’s capital Tashkent, the largest city in Central Asia. This step reaffirms the airline’s commitment to provide travellers with the opportunity to explore numerous experiences across many destinations within its network. The flight to Tashkent will commence in January 2023 and will operate on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Tickets are already on sale on wizzair.com and the airline’s mobile app, with fares starting as low as AED 179.*  The largest city in Central Asia and the capital of Uzbekistan, Tashkent is one of ......read more

Cepsa and Etihad Join Forces to Accelerate the Decarbonisation of Air Transport

• Both companies will drive the development and production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) from circular raw materials, in addition to other energy alternatives such as green hydrogen and electrification   • This new partnership between Cepsa and a major airline represents the company’s steadfast commitment to SAF and ambition to lead in these sustainable fuels with an annual production of 800,000 tons by 2030   • Sustainable fuels reduce CO2 emissions by up to 80% compared to traditional options   Cepsa, a Mubadala group company, and Etihad signed an MoU to accelerate the decarbonization of air transport by researching and producing sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). Both companies prioritise the development of these sustainable fuels as a tool to further reduce the carbon ......read more

Etihad Celebrates Opening of Abu Dhabi Air Expo

Etihad’s Captain Aisha Al Mansoori, the first female Emirati Captain in commercial aviation and Captain Fahad Al Blooshi with Etihad’s award-winning Cabin Crew Abu Dhabi, UAE: Visitors to Abu Dhabi Air Expo enjoyed Etihad Airways’ aircraft display and chalet, as the three-day event opened today. The UAE’s national airline is the Official Airline sponsor of the event and will be showcasing its narrow-body Airbus A321 aircraft, as well as detailing topics as diverse as sustainability, charter services and medical evacuation expertise. As a Captain on the Airbus A320 fleet, Captain Aisha Al Mansoori will be talking to visitors about her experiences flying this aircraft type. The captain will speak of her training and years of flying experience that culminated in her becoming the first Emirati female Captain ......read more

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi Commences Its First Flight to Kuwait

The new route to Kuwait City enriches Wizz Air Abu Dhabi’s network in the GCC as part of its commitment to strengthen connectivity within the Gulf region 31 October 2022, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, has today added Kuwait City to its ever-expanding network, its fifth key destination in the Gulf region. The new route will strengthen connectivity within the GCC by providing an alternative ultra-low fare travel option for passengers between the two Gulf countries. This falls in line with the national airline’s ambitions to provide tourists and residents with hassle-free, affordable travel in the UAE and throughout the region. Tickets are on sale now on wizzair.com and on the airline’s mobile app, with fares starting from just AED 99*. Kuwait City is home to some ......read more

Operator of Abu Dhabi's Five Airports Reveals New Corporate Brand Identity

28, October 2022 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:  Abu Dhabi Airports today announced its refreshed brand architecture and visual identity, as the operator of Abu Dhabi’s five airports reaffirms its commitment to developing the aviation sector in the UAE’s capital. The refreshed brand architecture, unifying the visual identity of Abu Dhabi Airports and its subsidiaries, draws inspiration from Abu Dhabi’s visionary leadership, economic vision and reputation as one of the world’s most touristic destinations.     “As we prepare to enter our next chapter of growth and development, our corporate rebrand reflects our bold vision to shape the future of airport experiences. Our strategic pivot is a direct response to the changing nature of our sector and will allow us to augment the ......read more

Opening of the 55th Annual General Meeting of the Arab Air Carriers' Organization

Abu Dhabi - 24, October 2022 – The 55th Annual General Meeting of the Arab Air Carriers’ Organization (AACO) will be held between 24 and 26 October 2022 at the “Conrad Etihad Towers”, under the Patronage of His Excellency Mr. Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi, Chairman of Etihad Aviation Group and Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, and by kind invitation of Etihad Aviation Group, with the participation of more than 300 Arab and global aviation experts gathering Chief Executive Officers of AACO member airlines, partner airlines and industry partners from aircraft and engine manufacturers, global distribution systems, information technology partners, and others. The Director General for Mobility and Transport/European Commission, the Director General of EUROCONTROL and the Deputy Director General of IATA ......read more

Etihad Airways and World Energy Collaborate To Demonstrate The Future Of Net Zero Aviation With Zero Emissions Flight To Cop27

• Scheduled Washington Dulles to Abu Dhabi service to fly via Sharm-El-Sheik delivering COP27 delegates with zero net emissions  • Operated on Etihad’s Boeing 787 “Greenliner” the flight will leverage SAF Book & Claim systems in partnership with World Energy to overcome SAF logistical and infrastructure challenges • The special operation demonstrates that Book & Claim is crucial to achieving net-zero commercial aviation until SAF becomes more globally available    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, has partnered with World Energy, a carbon-net-zero solutions provider, to operate the first NetZero flight powered entirely by Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Book & Claim, delivering delegates to COP27 ......read more

Etihad Aviation Group transferred into ADQ's portfolio

• The Supreme Council for Financial and Economic Affairs transfers ownership of Etihad Aviation Group to ADQ • ADQ’s new aviation strategy is centered around Abu Dhabi’s ambitions to serve as a world-class sustainable aviation hub anchored in end-to-end airport service excellence and an unrivaled customer journey   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 18 October 2022: The Supreme Council for Financial and Economic Affairs transferred full ownership of Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) to ADQ, an Abu Dhabi based investment and holding company.   Etihad Airways is a global leader in air travel, recognized for its best-in-class service and sustainable travel experience, traveling to 63 destinations in 42 countries. The transfer of EAG complements ADQ’s efforts to transform Abu Dhabi into a global aviation ......read more

WIZZ Your Way Along The Silk Road With Wizz Air Abu Dhabi This Fall

The national airline adds new historic destination at the crossroads of culture in Uzbekistan, expanding convenient, affordable travel for all 12 October 2022, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, has launched an exciting new route from Abu Dhabi to the ancient city of Samarkand, one of the most important sites on the Silk Road. This exciting new destination is the second largest city in Uzbekistan and situated at the crossroads of world cultures for over two and a half millennia. The new route will provide hassle-free, point-to-point travel for tourists and residents in both the UAE and Uzbekistan. Tickets are already on sale on wizzair.com and the airline’s mobile app with fares starting as low as AED149 *. The national airline now flies to more than 36 destinations within ......read more

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi Celebrates The Arrival Of Its Sixth Aircraft And Ramping Up Operations With An Exciting Promo

The national airline celebrates the addition of a new state-of-the-art Airbus A321neo aircraft to its fleet and announces an exciting 15 percent promotion on tickets  Wizz Air Abu Dhabi ramp up operations by adding additional frequencies that will be operated by the sixth aircraft 06 October 2022, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, has announced an exciting promotion with 15 percent off selected flights to and from Abu Dhabi until 14 December for bookings made between 6 and 7 October. The airline aims to capitalise on the increasing demand for travel by providing its customers with exciting travel opportunities and experiences over the autumn period and beyond.  The airline has recently ramped up operations by adding additional frequencies to some marvellous ......read more

Etihad Airways Takes Home Top Awards From Airline Economics

• Airline scoops Middle East & Africa Airline of the Year award in recognition of financial transformation and innovation in sustainable financing   • Chief Financial Officer, Adam Boukadida, named Middle East & Africa CFO of the Year for second year running   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways has picked up top honours at the prestigious 2022 Airline Economics Middle East, Africa & Islamic Aviation 100 Awards yesterday evening.   The carrier won the coveted Middle East & Africa Airline of the Year Award, with Chief Financial Officer Adam Boukadida receiving the Middle East & Africa CFO of the Year award for the second consecutive year.   Now in their 11th year, the Airline Economics awards are held annually to recognise exceptional businesses, ......read more

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Abu Dhabi Airports (AD Airports) today welcomed the launch of Vistara from Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), catering to increased passenger demand to and from Mumbai, India. Vistara, a joint venture of Tata group and Singapore Airlines, will begin operations from AUH on 1st October 2022, flying from Terminal 1. ...read more

Etihad Airways To Host Arab Air Carriers' Organization AGM…

Under the patronage of His Excellency Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi, Chairman of Etihad Aviation Group and Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will host the Arab Air Carriers’ Organization (AACO) 55th Annual General Meeting (AGM), to be held in Abu Dhabi from 24 to 26 October. The opening ......read more

IFED and Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism Announce 12th World Congress of Esthetic ...…

Supported by Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 29 September, 2022: The International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry – IFED, the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, and INDEX Conference and Exhibitions Organization Est. jointly announced that preparations are at full swing for the upcoming 12th World Congress of Esthetic Dentistry. The ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone Ready to Welcome New Cargo Businesses at Cargo Village and Terminal…

26 September 2022 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone (ADAFZ), a subsidiary of AD Airports, revealed that they are approaching successful completion of the Cargo Village and Terminal rehabilitation project. As part of an expansion strategy to increase cargo capacity, enhance operational capabilities and attract new business opportunities, the project has equipped the cargo ......read more

Etihad Named Best Airline Staff Service In The Middle East…

Prestigious award presented by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways, has been awarded Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. The accolade recognises the care and attention to detail the airline’s teams give to customers’ needs ......read more

Etihad Guest and Utu Partner to Bring Extra Rewards to Etihad Guest Members…

The utu and Etihad Guest partnership will allow travellers intent on discovering the world to get more out of their travel with upsized benefits and tax rebates.    Abu Dhabi, UAE -- Singapore-based travel-tech company utu (utu Pte Ltd) has announced that Etihad Guest, the frequent flyer programme of the UAE’s national airline Etihad Airways, will now allow Etihad Guest ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports Launches New Initiative to Empower Next Generation of Aviation Professionals…

The new “ASAAS” programme will facilitate recruitment, training and development of young Emirati talent  Abu Dhabi, UAE – 20 September 2022: Abu Dhabi Airports, the operator of the emirate’s five airports, announced today the launch of “ASAAS”, a new programme that aims to attract, recruit and train Emirati university graduates who are interested in ......read more

Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2022 Chooses Etihad Airways As Official Airline Sponsor…

The event reinforces the position of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as a key regional hub for aviation    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Etihad Airways has been named the official Airline Sponsor of Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2022. The national carrier for Abu Dhabi will be the exclusive sponsor of the anticipated 18,000 attendee event. The airline will also support one of the key panel ......read more

Etihad Continues to Invest in the Us Market With Increased Flights & Expanded Partnership…

● Increased market performance and record demand lead Etihad to increase flight routes between New York and Abu Dhabi starting in November  ● Etihad enhances codeshare partnership with JetBlue to provide customers with more options  ● The airline celebrated its milestones with US partners at an event in New York City last night    Abu Dhabi, ......read more

July Passenger Demand Remains Strong…

7 September 2022 (Geneva) - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced passenger data for July 2022 showing that the recovery in air travel continues to be strong.    Note: We have returned to year-on-year traffic comparisons, instead of comparisons with the 2019 period, unless otherwise noted. Owing to the low traffic base in 2021, some markets will show very ......read more

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