Etihad and 9,400 miles

How many airlines need over 9,000 miles range? The answer is very few.  The following chart illustrates orders for the various 777 to date. (777X models excluded) The LR model has 4% of orders or 59 frames.  The market for the ultra long range aircraft is, simply, a...

Etihad does another clever deal

With EU nations setting up protection for their national carriers, what is a new entrant to do?  Somehow, whatever beachhead is established, it has to be exploited to improve reach.  Which makes this move by Etihad so smart. Etihad is building its presence in France...