Middle East Airlines

Etihad flights to show all FIFA world cup matches live

Etihad Airways Boeing 777-300ER A6-ETK London Heathrow

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways. will show every match of FIFA World Cup 2014 being played in Brazil, live on their long-haul wide-body fleet. All 64 games of the world’s largest sporting event spread over the next month will be transmitted live while the flights are airborne by IMG Media using Etihad Airways’ interactive in-flight entertainment (IFE) system, E-box, powered by …

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Etihad received over $3 billion in secret funding from royal family: news report

Etihad Airways Boeing 777-300ER A6-ETK London Heathrow

As per a report in the Australian newspaper Sydney Morning Herald, Abu-Dhabi based Etihad Airways PJSC received massive financial support from the royal family ruling Abu Dhabi which also owns the airline via the state. This contradicts long standing denials. Fairfax Media has obtained confidential documents, prepared for potential financiers, showing the airline had access to over $3 billion (Rs.18,000 …

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Video: Qatar Airways Boeing 777-300ER being painted in FC Barcelona livery

Qatar Airways Boeing 777-300ER A7-BAE in special FC Barcelona livery arrives at El Prat airport Barcelona Spain.

This year Qatar Airways is a sponsor of FC Barcelona. To celebrate, the airline has painted one of its Boeing 777-300ERs in a special livery celebrating the soccer club. Enjoy this time lapse video. [bsu_youtube_advanced url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iL-al-C1lM” width=”620″ height=”360″ controls=”alt” autohide=”yes” showinfo=”no” rel=”no” modestbranding=”yes” theme=”light”]

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Emirates grows profits 43% benefiting from network expansion

The largest of the middle east big 3 (MEB3) airlines, Dubai-based Emirates recorded a massive 43% increase in annual profits as it reaped the benefits of a significant expansion of its route network and induction of new aircraft. The airline recorded an annual profit of 3.3 billion dirhams (US$ 887 million) at a margin of 3.9% on a record annual …

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Etihad Airways unveils uber-luxurious multi-room suite on its A380s

CGI of Etihad Airways' Airbus A380.

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, has gone beyond over the top, and unveiled the world’s first private multi-room cabin on a commercial passenger aircraft. Called The Residence, the uber-luxury 125 square feet three room cabin is meant for single or double occupancy and is located in the forward upper deck of the airline’s soon to be delivered Airbus A380 super-jumbos. It …

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Video: Etihad Airways’ big bang A380 and 787 cabin product announcement

Over the weekend, Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways made a series of announcements about the cabin products on their new Airbus A380s and Boeing 787s, including the new first class apartments the largest first class cabins in the sky, as well as “The Residence” which is the only three-room product in the sky. We will cover the announcements in detail …

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Qatar Airways announces London as its first Airbus A380 destination

Qatar Airways A380 First Class Cabin

National carrier, Qatar Airways has announced London Heathrow as the first destination of its Airbus A380 superjumbo aircraft. Starting June 17, the airline will deploy the world’s largest passenger aircraft on QR003/QR004 service between Doha and London. Flight QR 003 departs Doha at 07:55, arrives London Heathrow at 13:15 Flight QR 004 departs London Heathrow 15:05, arrives Doha at 23:50 …

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Rick Allen and Calum Laming join Etihad Airways

Rick Allen who was Managing Director of flight operations at national carrier Air Canada has joined Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates as Senior Vice President Operations, and will be responsible for flight operations, guest services, crew resources, operations logistics, and operations standards. Allen will assume responsibility this summer. Allen brings airline operations experience …

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Photos: Air India starts delivering sold Boeing 777-200LRs to Etihad Airways

VT-ALA Air India Boeing 777-200LR at Delhi Airport.

Last October, Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways PJSC had announced that it would buy five Boeing 777-200LRs from Air India and deploy these aircraft on Ultra Long Haul (ULH) routes like Abu Dhabi Los Angeles. With the deal concluded, since last month, Etihad has commenced taking delivery of these aircraft. The first two 777-200LRs of Air India VT-ALA named after the …

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Airbus and Emirates to showcase A380 superjumbo at India Aviation 2014 show

A customer A380 as well as models of its full civil aircraft product range will be at the heart of Airbus’ presence at the An Emirates airline A380 superjumbo will be on static display for the first three days of the fourth India Aviation 2014 Airshow in Hyderabad between March 12th to 16th. Models of Airbus’ full aircraft product range …

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Etihad Airways announces record profits for fiscal 2013

Etihad Airways Boeing 777-300ER A6-ETK London Heathrow

On Monday, Middle East Big 3 (MEB3) carrier Etihad Airways announced a record $62 million net profit for 2013, up 47.6% year-over-year (YOY) from $42 million in 2012. The carrier saw total revenue grow 27.1% YOY to $6.1 billion, while expenses rose 26.9% to $6.04 billion. Total capacity as measured in available seat kilometres (ASKs) grew 16.6% YOY while traffic …

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Qatar Airways to operate all-business class A319 between Doha and London Heathrow

National carrier, Qatar Airways will launch a new daily all business class service from its hub in Doha to London Heathrow. The airline’s sixth daily flight to Heathrow will commence from May 15, 2014, using an Airbus A319 aircraft in an all business class, single aisle, 2–2 seating configuration with 40 seats. QR15 will depart Doha at 14:50 and arrive …

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Emirates to withdraw free chauffeur transfer service in Hong Kong

Emirates Boeing 777-200ER. Copyright Vedant Agarwal.

[bsu_pullquote align=”right”] “Chauffeur-drive service will be offered to passengers for flights until 28th February 2014.” – Emirates website[/bsu_pullquote] In a quiet update to its website, Dubai-based Emirates is withdrawing its free chauffeur transfer service for all first and business class passengers in Hong Kong after February 28, 2014. The carrier has been slowly curtailing chauffeur services at other cities as …

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Video: Etihad to fly to Dallas-Fort Worth

Abu Dhabhi based Etihad Airways PJSC has announced it will fly to Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), thrice a week, from December 3, 2014, making it the second middle-eastern carrier after Dubai-based Emirates to do so. DFW, will be the fifth destination in the United States for Etihad, following Chicago O’Hare, New York JFK, Washington Dulles, and Los Angeles. Like Emirates, the …

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Emirates commences flights to Kabul

Dubai based Emirates airline commenced flights to Kabul, Afghanistan, its 138th destination and 78th country. The route is operated by an Airbus A340-500 configured in a three class cabin configuration, offering 12 first, 42 business and 204 economy class seats. EK 640 will depart Dubai daily at 09:55 and arrive in Kabul at 13:15. EK 641 will leave Kabul at …

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Etihad triples seats to Mumbai and Delhi, announces massive increase in India flights

by Devesh Agarwal Etihad Airways has wasted no time in capitalising on its recent bonanza of seat quota increase under the new India UAE (Abu Dhabi) bi-laterial air services agreement (BASA). It has announced a massive increase in flights to most of its destinations in India. Specifically Mumbai and New Delhi: from 7 to 14 flights per week with immediate …

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