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Etihad loss down to lowest level in years

Etihad reported its best-ever result in years by posting a $-0.87 billion loss over 2019, an improvement from a $ -1.28 billion loss in 2018 and -1.52 billion in 2017, the airline announced on March 5. In 2016, the loss was $-1,87 billion, a full billion more than...

Etihad and Air Arabia aim to copy Emirates/flydubai-success

Etihad Airways Group and Air Arabia Group are to establish a new joint venture Air Arabia Abu Dhabi that will act as a feeder to Etihad, the two airline groups announced on October 16. With the JV both airlines want to duplicate the success of the Emirates/flydubai...

Etihad reduces losses, but still high at $1.28bln

Etihad announced another loss-making year on March 14. It ended 2018 at $-1.28bln, which is a slight improvement on the $1.52bln loss the previous year. The second year of its transformation program saw its core operating performance improve by 15 percent, 7 percent...

Emirates, the A380 and the next engine selection

Emirates is currently negotiating with Rolls-Royce for its next batch of A380s.  Bloomberg had a report yesterday on the latest development that the airline and Rolls-Royce have hit a “snag” in their negotiations.  The report further mentions potential delivery delays...

Are aging fleets a problem?

With another two stories today about in-flight component failures (Southwest, Sichuan), we are being reminded that...