Thursday , 24 September 2020

Middle East Airlines

Flight review: Etihad business class: Airbus A330-200: Abu Dhabi – Hyderabad

Following up on my flight review of Etihad Airways business class from Mumbai to Abu Dhabi on their A340-600, this review covers my return journey which includes the chauffeur drive service for premium class passengers and a series of very unfortunate delays, though it was not the fault of the airline. Etihad’s chauffeur drive service Dubai to Abu Dhabi airport …

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Inflight review: Etihad Business Class: Airbus A340-600: Bangalore-Mumbai-Abu Dhabi

Etihad A340-600 A6-EHJ featuring the Formula 1 livery.

I had to make a short-notice business trip to Dubai in early November 2014. For the week I needed to travel, I found airfares on most carriers extremely high. This included the only non-stop airline between Bangalore and Dubai, Emirates. On shopping for better fares, I came across a good fare on the UAE’s other national carrier, Etihad which flies …

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Etihad takes delivery of it’s first Airbus A380

Middle Eastern carrier Etihad Airways, has taken delivery of it’s first Airbus A380 aircraft. The airline is the thirteenth airline to operate the A380, and the aircraft is the 150th A380 delivered by Airbus. The aircraft bearing the registration A6-APA is powered by four Engine Alliance GP7270 engines and is the first in the airline’s 10 aircraft order for the …

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Video: Time-lapse of C check of first Emirates’ Airbus A380

Emirates_A380-800 A6-EDF arrives at London.

The very first Airbus A380 delivered to Emirates airline was recently underwent its first major check called the C check or also sometimes known as the 3C check. Along with an extensive mechanical and avionics check, the interior of the plane undergoes a major refurbishment. Enjoy this time-lapse video showing all the activities. [bsu_youtube_advanced url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hLXP1R8y6o” width=”640″ height=”360″ controls=”alt” autohide=”yes” showinfo=”no” …

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Etihad to add third daily from New Delhi and Mumbai and commence Kolkata

Etihad unveils 'Facets of Abu Dhabi' livery on its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner A6-BLA as it rolls out of the paint hangar at Paine Field, Everett, WA.

National carrier, Etihad Airways of Abu Dhabi will commence its third daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Mumbai effective February 15, 2015, and New Delhi effective May 1, 2015. The airline will also commence flights to Kolkata starting February 15. All three flights will be operated with a narrow body A320 in a two class configuration. With this, Jet Airways …

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Emirates to commence fourth daily to New York JFK

Emirates_A380-800 A6-EDF arrives at London.

Dubai based Emirates airline will commencing its fourth daily flight between Dubai (DXB) and New York’s John F. Kennedy airport (JFK) from March 8, 2015. The airline already operates two daily non-stop flights using the Airbus A380 super-jumbos and one flight via Milan Malpensa using a Boeing 777-300ER. The flight will be operated by another A380 in a three class …

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Emirates takes delivery of it’s 100th Boeing 777-300ER

Emirates' 100th Boeing 777-300ER A6-ENV.

Dubai based carrier Emirates has taken delivery of it’s 100th Boeing 777-300ER. The aircraft will bear the registration A6-ENV. With this delivery, Emirates will have 142 777s in operation and is the only airline in the world to operate all the 777 variants (which includes the 777-200, 777-200ER, 777-200LR, 777-300, 777-300ER and the 777F). The airlines 142 777’s makes up …

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Etihad Airways plans global flights using leased Jet Airways’ aircraft

Airline Route reports that Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways is planning to deploy wide body A330-200s and Boeing 777-300ERs it has leased from India’s Jet Airways on flights around the world in the Winter 2014 schedule which commences from October 26th. Etihad holds a 24% share in Jet. Etihad plans to deploys Jet’s A330-200s on: Abu Dhabi – Johannesburg as …

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Etihad Airlines launches new airline alliance Etihad Airways Partners

(Left to right): Maurizio Merlo, CEO Darwin Airline; Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, CEO airberlin; James Hogan, President and CEO Etihad Airways; Cramer Ball, CEO Jet Airways; Dane Kondić, CEO Air Serbia, Manoj Papa, CEO Air Seychelles; at the launch of Etihad Airways Partners.

Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways has unveiled a new airline alliance called Etihad Airways Partners (EAP). The alliance is initially made-up of six airlines in which the Gulf behemoth has equity stakes, though it claims to offer partnership opportunities for any airline wishing to join, even if it is part of any existing alliance such as airberlin which is a …

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Photos: Qatar Airways’ first A350-900 XWB progressing to year end delivery

Airbus A350-900 MSN6 first aircraft for launch customer Qatar Airways A7-ALA being readied in the paint hangar.

Airbus A350-900 MSN006 (manufacturer’s serial number), the first aircraft that will be delivered to launch customer Qatar Airways is proceeding through its paces for delivery by the year end. Airbus has received the EASA type certification for the A350-900 as we reported yesterday. The aircraft which will be registered A7-ALA when it enters service is seen here exiting the paint …

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Videos: Etihad unveils new livery on its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Etihad unveils 'Facets of Abu Dhabi' livery on its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner A6-BLA as it rolls out of the paint hangar at Paine Field, Everett, WA.

UAE national airline, Etihad Airways unveiled the new ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi’ livery on its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner a few hours ago. Here are four videos showing the time-lapse assembly and painting of the aircraft, and a 42 minute video of the unveiling ceremony itself. The aircraft looks a lot better in this video that in does in the …

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Etihad unveils ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi’ livery on first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Etihad unveils 'Facets of Abu Dhabi' livery on its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner A6-BLA as it rolls out of the paint hangar at Paine Field, Everett, WA.

A little over a day after it unveiled its new ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi’ livery on its first Airbus A380 super jumbo, Etihad Airways unveiled the same livery on its its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Following tradition, Boeing rolled the aircraft A6-BLA, out of the Everett, Washington plant’s paint hangar close to midnight a few hours ago. Boeing follows these …

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Etihad unveils new livery ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi’ on its first Airbus A380

Etihad 'Facets of Abu Dhabi' livery on its first Airbus A380.

Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has unveiled its new ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi’ livery created by brand consultants Landor Associates for the airline. The new livery inspired by traditional Emirati design patterns, and the geometric style of the modern architecture of Abu Dhabi, features the colours and hues of the Arab …

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Video journey of the Qatar Airways A380

Qatar Airways became the 12th operator of the Airbus A380 super jumbo when it took delivery of its first aircraft registration A7-APA two days ago. The airline has produced a series of four videos showing the aircraft from concept to delivery. Enjoy them. Episode 1 – The assembly [bsu_youtube_advanced url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngxw37gqHQM” width=”640″ height=”360″ controls=”alt” autohide=”yes” showinfo=”no” rel=”no” modestbranding=”yes” theme=”light”] Episode 2 …

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Qatar Airways finally takes delivery of it’s first Airbus A380

Doha based carrier Qatar Airways has taken delivery of it’s first Airbus A380 super jumbo today, at a handover ceremony in Hamburg. Under-scoring the importance of their partnership, Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, officially took delivery of the aircraft from Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO. The airline has taken delivery of the aircraft after a three month stand-off …

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Emirates may suspend A380 operations to Mumbai?

UPDATE Five minutes after we published our original story, an Emirates spokesperson sent us this statement [bsu_quote cite=”Emirates spokesperson”]Emirates will continue to operate its iconic A380 aircraft on the Dubai-Mumbai route for the remainder of the summer 2014 timetable as planned, as flight numbers EK500/EK501. Details of the airline’s winter timetable which is due to commence on 26 October are …

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Etihad takes delivery of it’s 100th and 101st aircraft

Last week Abu Dhabi based carrier Etihad, took delivery of it’s 100th and 101st aircraft on the same day. The one hundredth aircraft, an Airbus A321-231 registered A6-AEC, was delivered from the Airbus Finkenwerder facility in Hamburg. The 101st aircraft is an Airbus A320-200 bearing the registration A6-EIX. Both aircraft are equipped with the new ‘sharklet’ wing tips. On arrival in Abu Dhabi, the aircraft …

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