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THREE NEW 787-9 DREAMLINERS JOIN THE ETIHAD AIRWAYS FLEET AS IT FLIES TOWARDS AMBITIOUS GROWTH

New Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners feature Etihad’s stylish new cabin interior Aircraft joining the fleet fuel Etihad’s ambitious Journey 2030 growth plan Etihad now operates a modern, young fleet of 88 aircraft Abu Dhabi, UAE - Etihad Airways is celebrating the arrival of three new Boeing 787-9 aircraft this weekend. The national airline of the UAE welcomed the latest additions to its expanding fleet at Abu Dhabi Zayed International Airport.   The new aircraft will begin operations this month, helping Etihad to expand in line with its ambitious roadmap which will see it fly to 125 destinations with more than 160 aircraft by 2030.   Antonoaldo Neves, Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Airways, said: “We are thrilled to welcome these brand-new, state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliners to Abu ......read more

IATA and The Weather Company Collaborate to Provide Enhanced Turbulence-Related Weather Data to Airlines

22 February 2024  – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is expanding the transmission of its Turbulence Aware data for use within industry-leading aviation solutions by The Weather Company, which serves a majority of North American commercial airlines and many others globally. With this enhancement, participating airlines can now access Eddy Dissipation Rate (EDR) turbulence data directly through Fusion™ and Pilotbrief® tools by The Weather Company. IATA Turbulence Aware will be enabled as an additional data layer within these tools, allowing pilots, dispatchers and flight planners to have needed turbulence observations integrated directly into their mission critical applications in one place rather than relying on multiple screens. Turbulence can impact crew and passenger safety, route planning, ......read more

ETIHAD AIRWAYS UNVEILS LUXURY NEW AMENITIES FOR GUESTS IN ALL CABINS

Luxury new amenity kits in partnership with Giorgio Armani Filled with wellbeing and skincare items from luxury beauty brand, ESPA Giorgio Armani loungewear and slippers gifted to guests flying in First class and on longer flights in Business class Complimentary tote bags with Beekman hand cream and handy amenities for guests flying on longer flights in Economy   Abu Dhabi, UAE – Etihad Airways has launched a stunning new collection of amenity kits and loungewear created in partnership with renowned Italian design house, Giorgio Armani, and luxury wellbeing brand ESPA. In addition, the UAE’s national airline has introduced a range of complimentary tote bags for guests on longer flights in Economy.   Bringing the refined elegance of Giorgio Armani together with Etihad’s renowned Emirati ......read more

ETIHAD CARGO CONTINUES STRONG COOL CHAIN PRODUCT GROWTH TRAJECTORY

2023 was the third consecutive year Etihad Cargo has achieved year-on-year growth for its dedicated cool chain products — PharmaLife and FreshForward, demonstrating the carrier's commitment to excellence in pharmaceutical and perishables logistics. Etihad Cargo witnessed a 37 per cent increase in pharmaceutical and life sciences shipments in 2023, achieving the highest volumes recorded in the carrier's history. The carrier also achieved a 10 per cent increase in perishable shipments via Etihad Cargo's FreshForward product.   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, achieved year-on-year growth of the carrier's dedicated cool chain products — PharmaLife and FreshForward — in 2023. The airline recorded the highest volumes of ......read more

ETIHAD BECOMES ONE OF THE FIRST TO ENABLE PILOTS TO FLY BOTH A350 AND A380 AIRCRAFT

Highly qualified Etihad flight crew now authorized to fly both aircraft types interchangeably after rigorous regulatory approval and extensive training Abu Dhabi, UAE - Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has achieved another key milestone in pilot training and flight operations. After successfully obtaining rigorous regulatory approvals and completing thorough pilot training, Etihad has achieved the qualification for its pilots to seamlessly operate both Airbus A350 and A380 aircraft interchangeably. This milestone positions Etihad as one of the pioneering airlines globally to attain such versatility in its pilot capabilities. Airline pilots are typically restricted to flying only one aircraft type. However, under certain conditions such as high similarity of flight deck, pilot ......read more

KPF Celebrates the Official Re-Naming of Abu Dhabi International to Zayed International Airport, Terminal A

Abu Dhabi – February 12, 2024 – Informed by the undulating sand dunes of the desert and rich geometric patterns of Islamic heritage, Zayed International Airport’s new Terminal A is a civic landmark for the emirate and a gateway for the world, connecting East and West on a global scale. Formally Abu Dhabi International Airport, it is now called Zayed International Airport, Terminal A - following directions of the President of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at the end last year. The airport’s design was conceived and executed entirely by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) to deliver an unrivalled travel experience. As one of the world’s largest airport terminals, it will process up to 45 million passengers per year—more than doubling the airport’s current ......read more

Etihad Reports January 2024 Traffic Statistics

Jan-24 Jan-23   1,463,771         1,082,828                    Passengers                       86.04%             87.7%   Passenger load factor                  85 71 Fleet ......read more

Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan attends naming ceremony and brand reveal for Zayed International Airport

Abu Dhabi International Airport renamed Zayed International Airport in honour of the UAE’s Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Zayed International Airport re-imagines the airport experience for passengers and partners in response to Abu Dhabi’s growing tourism demand and to cement its status as a key hub for trade and commerce Zayed International Airport welcomed 4.48 million passengers in its first 60 days since becoming fully operational on November 15 2023 Passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi Airports increased by 44.5% in 2023, compared to the previous year, reaching 23 million passengers   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 9 February 2024: His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Advisor of Special Affairs at ......read more

Etihad Airways Takes Flight As Official Sponsor Of Chennai Super Kings

Abu Dhabi, UAE – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is delighted to announce its exciting new venture as the official sponsor for the Chennai Super Kings. The partnership was revealed during a special ceremony held in CSK’s home  city of Chennai. Welcomed by 2,000 enthusiastic fans, the 'unveiling event' was held at Kalaivanar Arangam, in the presence of team officials and Chennai Super Kings’ players, who joined  Etihad cabin crew onstage wearing their new jerseys proudly displaying the airline’s logo. As part of this partnership, Etihad aims to elevate the fan experience by engaging in exciting activities, promotions, and unique initiatives throughout the upcoming season. Fans can expect a thrilling journey with Etihad as they support the Chennai Super ......read more

Etihad and Air Serbia Launch New Codeshare to expand Connectivity in Europe

• National carriers of UAE and Serbia team up to offer more destinations and greater choice • Networks of both airlines will offer seamless travel to destinations across Southeast Europe • Agreement further enhances Etihad’s drive to welcome more visitors to Abu Dhabi    Abu Dhabi, UAE - Etihad Airways and Air Serbia have entered into a strategic bilateral codeshare, aimed at enhancing connectivity for customers of both airlines across a range of destinations.  Under this partnership, Etihad's customers gain convenient access to 12 Southeast European destinations through Air Serbia's Belgrade hub, with nine destinations being new to Etihad's extended network.    The codeshare arrangement simplifies the travel experience for guests, allowing them to make a ......read more

Abu Dhabi welcomes new Airline and Increases Connectivity with Direct flights to Haikou, China

Abu Dhabi, 31 January 2024:  Abu Dhabi Airports welcomed a new airline to Abu Dhabi International Airport, Terminal A, connecting the emirate with the Chinese city of Haikou, capital city of the province of Hainan. Starting on the 30th of January, Hainan Airlines will operate two weekly flights between Haikou and Abu Dhabi, increasing transport and trade links for both passengers and cargo. With trade, tourism and business ties growing between Abu Dhabi and China, the flights are a response to growing demand for air travel options between the two countries and will be the first time a Chinese carrier operates scheduled flights to Abu Dhabi in a decade. Flights to Haikou will depart from the state-of-the-art new Terminal A and strengthen Abu Dhabi’s position as a global transport hub for both passengers and ......read more

Air Cargo Demand Surges 10.8% in December, Closing 2023 Near 2022 Levels

31 January 2024 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that air cargo demand rebounded in 2023 with a particularly strong fourth quarter performance despite economic uncertainties. Full-year demand reached a level just slightly below 2022 and 2019.   • Global full-year demand in 2023, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs), was down 1.9% compared to 2022 (-2.2% for international operations). Compared to 2019, it was down 3.6% (-3.8 for international operations). • Capacity in 2023, measured in available cargo tonne-kilometers (ACTKs), was 11.3% above 2022 (+9.6% for international operations). Compared to 2019 (pre-COVID) levels, capacity was up 2.5% (0.0% for international operations). • December 2023 saw an exceptionally strong ......read more

EASA Partners with IATA to Counter Aviation Safety threat from GNSS Spoofing and Jamming

30 January 2024 – The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the conclusions of a workshop jointly hosted at EASA’s headquarters to combat incidents of GNSS spoofing and jamming. The workshop’s high-level conclusion was that interference with satellite-based services that provide information on the precise position of an aircraft can pose significant challenges to aviation safety. Mitigating these risks requires short-, medium- and long-term measures, beginning with the sharing of incident information and remedies. “GNSS systems offer tremendous advantages to aviation in increasing the safety of operations in a busy shared airspace,” said EASA Acting Executive Director Luc Tytgat. “But we have seen a sharp rise in attacks on ......read more

Etihad Cargo, Abu Dhabi Airports and Abu Dhabi Food Hub Announce the Signing of Major MoU to Develop New Food Corridors and Diversify Food Trade

All three entities agreed to work together to position the UAE as a key node in global food supply chains. The agreement demonstrates their commitment to expanding the food trade network. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: 23 January, 2024: Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi Airports, a key enabler of the emirate’s aviation sector, and Abu Dhabi Food Hub – KEZAD, the region’s largest and first dedicated food wholesale market and logistic hub, have signed a tri-party memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly establish a fully compliant and transparent origin-to-destination perishable air corridor known as the ‘Fresh Corridor 2.0’. The initiative will support the diversification of food sources, developing new trade corridors and enhancing the choice and variety of ......read more

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi Inaugurates an Exciting New Route to Turkistan

The national airline grows ever-expanding network with ancient city on the Silk Road 16 January 2024, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, is celebrating the inauguration of its first flight from Abu Dhabi to Turkistan, one of the most important and historic cities in central Asia. The new route reaffirms the airline’s commitment to unlocking an eclectic mix of travel opportunities for both residents and visitors of the UAE and Kazakhstan.  Flights to Turkistan will operate three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday with tickets already on sale on wizzair.com and the airline’s mobile app, available in the Arabic language, with fares starting as low as AED 179*. The national airline is currently flying to more than 40 destinations from Abu Dhabi, including ......read more

The Ultimate Weekend Guide to Umm Al Emarat Park

Abu Dhabi, 12 January 2024: Embark on a weekend filled with family fun, art and wellness at Umm Al Emarat Park, Abu Dhabi’s destination of choice. Guests can look forward to a lineup of activities catered to all park visitors this weekend, January 12th and 13th, from 4:00 PM until 10:00 PM.  Manar Abu Dhabi  In collaboration with Manar Abu Dhabi, Umm Al Emarat Park is set to host a light installation as part of Public Art Abu Dhabi (PAAD). This illuminating exhibit will be displayed at the Park’s Shade House until the end of January, offering visitors a captivating fusion of art and nature Park Market  Take a stroll along the picturesque Promenade at Umm Al Emarat Park and uncover the vibrant Park Market, taking place every Friday and Saturday from 4:00 PM until 10:00 PM, offering a diverse array of ......read more

Wizz Air was Awarded the World's Top 5 Safest Low – Cost Airline Award by airlineratings.com

5 January 2024, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and most environmentally sustainable airline globally*, has taken home the award for being among The World’s Top 5 Safest Low Cost Airlines by AirlineRatings.com. AirlineRatings’ World TOP 5 Safest Low Cost Airline award recognises airlines with a fleet of over 50 aircraft, that have excellent safety culture and low incident rates.  In making its evaluation, AirlineRatings.com takes into account a comprehensive range of factors that include serious incidents, recent fatal accidents, audits from aviation’s governing and industry bodies, profitability, industry-leading safety initiatives, expert pilot training assessment and fleet age. With AirlineRatings’ award, Wizz Air also confirms its global leadership in Safety, along with ......read more

New Year, New Flights as Etihad Welcomes 2024 with more Destinations to India

• Daily flights to Kozhikode (CCJ) and Thiruvananthapuram (TRV) began on New Year’s Day   Abu Dhabi, UAE - Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has kicked off 2024 by introducing two new services. Daily flights from Abu Dhabi to Kozhikode (CCJ) and Thiruvananthapuram (TRV) in the Kerala region of India commenced on New Year’s Day.   These non-stop services to each destination bring the total number of Indian gateways served by Etihad to 10, underscoring the airline’s commitment to providing easy access to its expanding global network for guests travelling to and from the Subcontinent.   Antonoaldo Neves, CEO of Etihad, said: “We have established a fantastic group of non-stop routes between India and Abu Dhabi, providing customers with easier access ......read more

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi Celebrates Record-Breaking 2023 Doubling Capacity while Carrying 3 Million Passengers

UAE’s national airline and the second-largest carrier in Abu Dhabi, launched eight exciting destinations and further expanded convenient and affordable travel for all in 2023 21 December 2023, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, today announced its outstanding operational results for 2023. The joint venture established between ADQ and Wizz Air Holdings PLC, enjoyed a record-breaking year, more than doubling both the number of operated flights and passengers carried, with a completion rate of 99.6%. The national airline operated more than 15,000 flights, carrying three million passengers, with more than 1.5 million point-to-point passengers to Abu Dhabi in 2023. Wizz Air Abu Dhabi continues to play a key role in supporting innovation, resilience and integration of Abu ......read more

IATA Rolls Out New Timatic Product to Support Contactless Travel and Enhance Customer Experience

17 December 2023: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has rolled out the next generation travel documentation and verification system which supports contactless travel and enhances the passenger experience. To achieve this, Timatic has undergone a complete redesign, setting a new benchmark in travel compliance solutions. Building on the success of its predecessor, Timatic AutoCheck offers a streamlined and interactive experience enabling travelers, airlines and travel professionals to easily access accurate and clearly worded immigration information. The entire document checking process has been automated with tailored instructions for each passenger.   With passenger traffic set to double by 2040, the optimization and enhancement of airport processes will need to continue. Verifying passengers’ travel ......read more

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi Signs Agreement with UAE Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure to Promote Sustainability

13 December 2023, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UAE Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure to increase awareness on sustainability. The agreement was signed by His Excellency Eng Sharif Al Olama, Undersecretary for Energy and Petroleum Affairs, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure and Johan Eidhagen, Managing Director of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi. The airline and the Ministry will collaborate on a wide range of areas to raise awareness about sustainability amongst Wizz Air’s Abu Dhabi passengers. This includes online educational campaigns on both organisation’s social media platforms, websites, forums and key stakeholder events. Wizz Air Abu Dhabi and the Ministry will both endorse the ‘Switch off Take ......read more

Etihad Airways Awarded Global Design Airline of the Year 2023

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways has been crowned ‘Design Airline of the Year 2023’, the top honour in the annual DesignAir Awards. The UAE’s national airline also received DesignAir’s ‘Most Improved Airline Brand’.  The awards follow in quick succession from the global edition of the World Travel Awards 2023 on Friday 1 December, where Etihad celebrated a hat-trick with Best Customer Experience, Best Economy Class and Best First Class Lounge. The DesignAir judges commented: “Etihad has not just shone in its own region where it was crowned Design Airline of the Year Middle East, 2023 – but also our most prestigious award – Design Airline of the Year, 2023. Etihad has proven itself above all other carriers across the globe as this year’s leading ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports Crowned “World's Leading Airport Operator of 2023”

Abu Dhabi, UAE – December 05, 2023: Abu Dhabi Airports announced it has won the coveted award for “World's Leading Airport Operator 2023”, at this year’s World Travel Awards ceremony. Held at a glittering gala event at Dubai’s Burj Al Arab recently, the award was received by Muna Al Ghanim, Vice President for Customer Experience & Relationship Management at Abu Dhabi Airports. The award, won 3 years in a row by Oman Airport between 2019 – 2021 and then by Malaysia Airport in 2022, is globally acknowledged as the most prestigious honour in the travel and tourism sector.  Amongst the nominees for the award this year were The Airports Company South Africa, Kenya Airports Authority, Los Angeles World Airports, Malaysia Airports and Oman Airports. In an extraordinary year for ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports Announce New Development Plans

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 06 December 2023: At BIG5 today, Abu Dhabi Airports announced new development plans for their free zone arm – ADAFZ. The development programme involves the planned construction of multiple Light Industrial Units (LIUs), currently in the master planning phase.   The Airport and Free zone operator also revealed that these LIUs will be built on an area of 200,000 square feet in its Southside Logistics area, adjacent to the Cargo terminal.    Currently in very high demand, the development of LIU’s will satisfy the increasing need from the small to medium size business community as they offer a low-cost entry and are scalable to align with the growth of the customer/tenant. The units are ideally suited towards light manufacturing & assembly, freight forwarding & logistics, ......read more

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi Announces an Exciting Promotion on Tickets to Celebrate the Uae National Day

The national airline offers up to 20% off on selected routes for bookings made on 30 November for travel between 15 January 2024 and 26 October 2024  30 November 2023, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, is celebrating the UAE National Day with an exciting promotion on tickets. The promotion covers selected flights to and from Abu Dhabi for bookings made on 30 November for travel between 15 January 2024 and 26 October 2024. Tickets are on sale now on wizzair.com and on the airline’s mobile app.  The second largest airline in Abu Dhabi by seat capacity is proud to offer exciting travel routes during  the upcoming busy period. The airline is offering fantastic reduced fares for travel lovers looking to explore must-see destinations including vibrant cities and ......read more

Etihad to Fly Big Bird to the Big Apple

• Etihad Airways will fly its much-loved A380 on the popular Abu Dhabi – New York JFK route from 22 April, 2024 • The superjumbo is right on time for the busy summer travel period and key corporate travel market • The Residence, the world’s only three-room suite in the sky, serves up a legendary flying experience – special promotional offer to celebrate launch   Abu Dhabi, UAE – Etihad Airways is delighted to announce it will start flying its A380 double-decker to New York JFK from 22 April, 2024. Antonoaldo Neves, Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Airways, says: “We’re thrilled to start flying our remarkable A380 across the Atlantic, and we know our guests love the onboard experience. Whether they are flying in Economy, Business, First or the three-room suite in the ......read more

Air France-KLM and Etihad Airways Announce Frequent Flyer Partnership

• Flying Blue and Etihad Guest members flying on Air France, KLM or Etihad Airways can now earn and redeem Miles in the loyalty program of their choice • As part of the expanded partnership announced in September 2023, Air France-KLM and Etihad Airways customers now have access to more than 60 new routes beyond Abu Dhabi, Paris and Amsterdam     Air France-KLM Group and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today announced a new partnership between their respective loyalty programmes following the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two airline Groups in September 2023.  As part of this new partnership, members of Flying Blue, Air France and KLM’s loyalty programme, and members of Etihad Guest, the loyalty programme of Etihad Airways, will now be ......read more

#abudhabigp Title Sponsor, Etihad Airways, Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Iconic Fly-past at Yas Marina Circuit

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 26 November 2023: Racing fans were treated to a spectacular, low-level fly-past just minutes before the start of the 2023 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix by aircraft from Title Sponsor Etihad Airways and Al Fursan Al Emarat, the UAE’s aerobatic display team.   Coinciding with the airline’s 20th anniversary year, the Etihad Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner flew over the iconic start-finish line of Yas Marina Circuit at an altitude of 600 ft, at precisely 16:44 and 55 seconds.   The flight was operated by four of Etihad’s most experienced pilots, including Captain Driss Moussaoui who is also celebrating 20 years of flying for Etihad this month. He was joined on the flight deck by senior captains Abdullah Saleh, Mohammed al Tamimi, and Mimmo Catalano.      Following shortly behind in a V ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports and Emirates Foundation sign Memorandum of Understanding

• Partnership will foster youth empowerment and social welfare in UAE  • Provide community service and volunteering opportunities across all facilities • Agreement is part of Abu Dhabi Airports’ commitment to positive, sustainable change • 5,000 Volunteers Sourced Through ‘Takatof ‘during testing phase of Terminal A   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 24 November 2023:  Abu Dhabi Airports and Emirates Foundation have signed an MoU to help foster youth empowerment and social welfare across the UAE. This new partnership will create valuable volunteering and community service opportunities for Emirati youth and expats. Through strategic partnerships and programmes, Emirates Foundation nurtures talent by providing individuals with opportunities to build awareness and ......read more

Etihad Airways Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Iconic Fly-past at Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Etihad Airways took to the skies with a spectacular fly-past today directly above Yas Marina Circuit to mark the start of the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023. Etihad’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner passed over the track at an altitude of 600 ft, at precisely 16:44 and 55 seconds. The aircraft was followed by the UAE’s aerobatic stunt team, Al Fursan, with seven aircraft representing the seven emirates of the UAE. Al Fursan took a V formation shortly behind the Dreamliner, with coloured vapour trails in the red, green and black colours of the UAE flag. This year’s fly-past is particularly special as coincides with the airline’s 20th anniversary. The flight was operated by four of Etihad’s most experienced pilots including Captain Driss Moussaoui who is also ......read more

Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed presents Trophy to Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023 winner Max Verstappen

Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed presents trophy to Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023 winner Max Verstappen    Abu Dhabi, 26 November 2023: His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed has presented the trophy to the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023 winner Max Verstappen. His Highness commended the organisers and partners for their role in delivering the successful global sporting event, and highlighted the event’s role in strengthening Abu Dhabi’s leading position as a global sports, tourism and entertainment hub. The awarding ceremony was attended by His Excellency Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism — Abu Dhabi; Her Excellency Sara Awadh Musallam, Chairperson of Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge; His ......read more

Book Your Next Holiday at 20% off with White Friday Sale from Etihad Airways

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - As it celebrates its 20th anniversary, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is launching its White Friday sale offering discounts on select routes for travellers looking to explore new destinations or visit friends and family.   Between 24 and 27 November 2023, guests can take advantage of up to 20% discount on handpicked Etihad destinations.    For those eager to explore the wonders of Europe, discounted tickets are available for destinations including Copenhagen, Brussels, Milan, Geneva, Dusseldorf, Vienna, Athens, and Zurich.   Guests with a preference for travel to Asia and Australia can delight in the sale, offering discounted tickets to Male, Colombo, Kuala Lumpur, Osaka, Seoul, Jakarta, Singapore, Sydney, and Melbourne.   Etihad guests traveling from ......read more

New Era for Abu Dhabi International Airport: All 28 Airlines Now Operating From Terminal A Following Completion Of Transition Phase

• 1,557 flights took place during the first two week’s operations at Terminal A • Over 3,800 departures expected to take place in first whole month of operations • 2.29 million passengers across 12,220 flights set to experience Terminal A in December    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates –November 15th 2023: A total of 28 international airlines are now fully operational from the state-of-the-art Terminal A at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH). All airlines operating from Abu Dhabi international Airport have now fully transitioned to Terminal A, marking a significant ramp up in capacity from the new terminal.   Terminal A is now the primary terminal serving Abu Dhabi International Airport, with flights arriving to and departing from the emirate, set to use the cutting-edge ......read more

Etihad Airways' Journey 2030 Charts Course for Sustainable Growth

• Airline marks 20th anniversary with ambitious plan for sustainable, profitable expansion • It signifies a pivotal turning point in Etihad's journey  • Plan will see fleet size double by 2030 and customer numbers treble   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Etihad Airways, the UAE’s national airline, has outlined its future growth plans at this week’s Dubai Airshow.   In a keynote interview this morning, Etihad’s CEO Antonoaldo Neves took to the airshow’s main stage to discuss the airline's ambitious growth plan for the next seven years, Journey 2030.    This strategy, supported by the airline's shareholder, ADQ, signifies a pivotal turning point in Etihad's journey, setting the stage for a future marked by sustainable growth and ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports Announces Resumption of Aeroflot Operations to Abu Dhabi

14 November 2023, Abu Dhabi — Aeroflot has resumed regular flights from Sheremetyevo Airport to Abu Dhabi International Airport, a spokesperson for the company confirmed, from the Dubai Air Show this week. Four weekly flights will be operated on narrow-body Boeing 737-800 to the UAE’s capital. The airline will operate from Abu Dhabi International Airport’s new Terminal A with its passengers among the first to appreciate the comfort, innovative solutions and unsurpassed design of the new building. One of the largest terminals in the world, Terminal A is capable of receiving up to 79 aircraft simultaneously and up to 11 thousand travellers per hour. Business class passengers and elite level (golden and platinum) members of «Aeroflot Bonus» loyalty program will have access to the business-hall Plaza ......read more

Get your Nissan vehicles winter-ready with Al Masaood Automobiles' free Friday Check-ups

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 6 November 2023 – Al Masaood Automobiles, the authorized distributor of Nissan cars in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and the Western region is launching complimentary vehicle check-ups for Nissan owners. The “Free Friday Check-ups” will be available every Friday between November 1st and December 31st, 2023, and will include an essential safety check, as well as battery, lights, and air filter examinations.  With winter fast approaching, and people gearing up for outdoor adventures, Al Masaood Automobiles wants to ensure the smoothest, safest, and most comfortable experience for all. The check-ups will be offered at the Musaffah, Airport Road, Al-Ain, and Beda Zayed service centres. While the service is open to all Nissan owners, booking a check-up in advance is recommended to ensure timely consultation. ......read more

Etihad Airways Unveils Stunning New Lounges at Abu Dhabi International's New Terminal A

Abu Dhabi, UAE - Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has unveiled flagship premium lounges at Abu Dhabi International Airport’s new Terminal A. This follows Etihad making history when it operated Terminal A’s first commercial flight on 31 October, and the new lounge is revealed ahead of the airline’s full transition to the new Terminal which is phased to take place between 9 and 14 November. Etihad’s impressive new lounges span three floors of Terminal A’s north side, nestled between Piers C and D. The First and Business lounges feature a range of dining options, relaxation and entertainment spaces to suit all guests, including the stunning Constellation Bar at the enclosed Roof Lounge. “When designing the Etihad Lounges in our new home, Terminal A, our teams thought through every ......read more

Etihad Continues to Uphold the Highest Safety Standards in Aviation

ABU DHABI, UAE – Etihad has completed its 10th consecutive IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) with zero findings and zero observations – a perfect result that has been maintained since obtaining its initial certification in 2006, reinforcing Etihad’s compliance track record as industry best. These results demonstrate Etihad’s commitment to maintaining the highest operational safety and airworthiness standards to provide its guests with the safest and most reliable travel experience.  Mr. Mohammad Al Bulooki, Chief Operating Officer and Accountable Manager at Etihad Airways said: “At Etihad, safety is our number one priority and is fully embedded in everything we do. We are extremely proud of our people for being able to maintain such an impressive compliance record for the last 17 years - even ......read more

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi Commences Operations from the New State-of-the-Art Terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport

The national carrier has commenced operations from its new home in Terminal A and inaugurated its first flight to Sphinx International in Cairo 02 November 2023, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE and the second largest airline in Abu Dhabi by seat capacity, has today operated its first flight from the new Abu Dhabi International Airport Terminal A. The airline is one of the first national carriers to fully move operations to the new world class facility. The new terminal will support the national carrier’s growth plans in ramping up operations and offering a seamless journey to meet its ambitious growth plans and high demand. Terminal A will offer a seamless passenger journey, fostering connectivity and facilitating business, trade and tourism. This will be ......read more

Abu Dhabi International Airport's Terminal A Ushers Major Milestone for the UAE's Aviation Sector

1. New official name Zayed International Airport to take effect from February 9th 2024 and coincide with official opening ceremony of new terminal 2. Terminal A receives its first passengers after Etihad ceremonial flight  3. 637 flights will depart and arrive during first week of operations 4. Transition period for all airlines to run through November 14th   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates November 1st, 2023: The new state-of-the-art Terminal A at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) welcomed its first passengers to Abu Dhabi, signalling a new era in aviation history for the UAE.  From now until November 14th, there will be a transition period for 28 airlines, with operations being conducted concurrently from Terminals A, 1, 2, and 3. The full transition of all airlines to Terminal A will take place on ......read more

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Under the directives of the UAE President Abu Dhabi International Airport to be renamed Zayed ...…

Abu Dhabi, 31 October 2023: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, has issued directives to rename Abu Dhabi International Airport. The new official name, Zayed International Airport, will take effect from 9 February, 2024, coinciding with the official opening ceremony of the new Terminal A. ...read more

29.3% Increase in Passenger Traffic Announced by Abu Dhabi International Airport during Q3 2023, ...…

ALMOST 6 MILLION PASSENGERS TRAVELED THROUGH ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FROM 1st JULY TO 30th SEPTEMBER 2023 Abu Dhabi, UAE – 26th Oct 2023: Abu Dhabi International Airport today released its passenger traffic results for the third quarter of 2023.  The report shows healthy figures of 5,951,025 passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport between 1st July and 30th ......read more

Air France Introduces New Flight Connecting Abu Dhabi and Paris-Charles de Gaulle…

 Daily flight operated by Airbus A350-900 aircraft effective October 30, 2023     Air France continues to diversify its long-haul routes.   Air France has started flying between Abu Dhabi and Paris-Charles de Gaulle, with the inaugural flight arriving at Abu Dhabi International Airport today (October 30). The daily service is being operated by an Airbus A350-900 ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports Launch “Check Your Terminal” Campaign as Terminal ‘A' Prepares to Open on ...…

• Following the opening of Terminal ‘A’ on November 1st there will be a transition period for all airlines. • From November 1st to 14th, Terminals A, 1, 2, and 3 at Abu Dhabi International Airport will operate simultaneously.   • Departing & Arriving passengers, and their hosts, are reminded to check terminal information with airlines. • ......read more

Abu Dhabi Returns to British Airways' Route Map…

British Airways will launch a daily flight to the UAE’s capital on 20 April 2024   Thursday 19 October 2023 – British Airways will launch daily flights to Abu Dhabi next year, following a four-year hiatus.  Available to book from today, the route will begin operating on 20 April 2024, serving the UAE’s capital on a year-round basis from London Heathrow. Famous ......read more

Etihad Cargo Enhances us Cool Chain Capabilities With WFS Partnership…

• Etihad Cargo has boosted its cool chain capabilities in the US, expanding its network with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) to include Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) in addition to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).   • Etihad Cargo's partners and customers will benefit from the carrier's ......read more

Etihad Airways Sweeps World Travel Awards & Golden Loyalty Awards…

• Etihad wins World Travel Awards - Middle East's Leading Cabin Crew for the fifth year in a row • Also sweeps awards for Middle East’s Best Business Class, Inflight Entertainment, Customer Experience and First Class Lounge and Spa  • Golden Loyalty Awards winner for Best use of Technology     Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports Welcomes the World to Terminal A from November 1st…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – October 16th 2023: From November 1st, Abu Dhabi International Airport Terminal A, will begin operations bringing a major increase to passenger capacity in Abu Dhabi and strengthening the emirate’s standing as a global aviation hub. Etihad’s ceremonial flight will take place on October 31st, ahead of opening to the public on November 1st. The new ......read more

Etihad Welcomes Latest Addition to Fleet as New Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner Touches down…

• New aircraft is one of four Boeing 787 Dreamliners set to be delivered this year   Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has welcomed the latest addition to its expanding fleet as a new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner landed at Abu Dhabi International Airport on Friday 13 October.   After a thorough check by Etihad’s ......read more

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi Inaugurates its First Route to Erbil…

The national airline celebrates first flight to Iraq, expanding convenient and affordable travel for all 6 October 2023, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE and the second largest airline in Abu Dhabi by seat capacity, is celebrating the inauguration of its first flight from Abu Dhabi to Erbil. The new route provides affordable, hassle-free, ......read more

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