Category Archives for Etihad.

Etihad Updates Business Class Amenity Kit with New City Guides

The new lineup of Etihad Airways amenity kits for Business Class passengers.

Etihad has sure been busy updating their amenity kits in premium cabins! Just earlier this month, they announced a new amenity kit for their First Class passengers. Instead of the current in-house design with products from Le Labo, they will soon be offering Christian Lacroix-branded cases with products from the Budapest-based Omorovicza. Now, Etihad has announced that…

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Breaking: Etihad Is Now a Skytrax 5-Star Airline, After Leaving Skytrax 2 Years Ago

Edward Plaisted, Chairman of Skytrax, hands the 5-star certification to Peter Baumgartner, CCO of Etihad.

Etihad Airways just concluded a special announcement in Abu Dhabi, where they announced that they have achieved a 5-star rating with Skytrax. Etihad streamed the event, which took pace in the Etihad Airways Innovation Center, live on YouTube. During the event, Edward Plaisted, Chairman of Skytrax, handed the 5-star certification to Peter Baumgartner, CCO of Etihad. But…

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US Government Sides w/ Gulf Carriers, Ends Open Skies Dispute Leveled by Delta, United, & American

The US Department of State said that after looking seriously into the allegations leveled by Delta, United, and American, it has decided that no formal action is necessary with regards to the Open Skies agreement with Gulf carriers. TheNational, an Abu Dhabi based paper, reports that State Department spokeswoman Nicole Thompson said: “The US government takes seriously the…

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Air Serbia CEO Says Etihad Gave Him Just over a Month to Transform Jat into Air Serbia, NYC Flight Thanks to Alitalia & Other Etihad Partners

Air Serbia may be just three years old, but it’s actually a 90+ year company that was previously owned by the Serbian government and operated under many former names including Jat and Yugoslav Airlines. Etihad took a 49% stake in the airline and helped fund the new operation known as Air Serbia. Interestingly enough, Air Serbia CEO…

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Etihad Drops Jet Airways Aircraft to JFK & SFO

Great news for those looking to redeem their AAdvantage miles for Etihad flights prior to the March devaluation, Etihad plans to drop flights operated with Jet Airways aircraft earlier than previously announced. The plan was to return those aircraft at the end of October 2016, however, we’ll now see these removed in April and June respectively.…

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Why the US Department of Justice Sides with JetBlue, Hawaiian, & FedEx on the Gulf Carriers

News broke on Monday that the US Department of Justice is concerned with the request from Delta, American, and United to limit flights from Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar to the US. They are specifically worried about the impact on consumers – the potential for higher fares and fewer choices. These are two of the same concerns…

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