International Airlines Group (IAG) has announced an order for 14 Airbus A321XLR aircraft. Eight of these aircraft will go to Iberia and six to Aer Lingus. The aircraft will be delivered 2023 onward and will be configured in a two class configuration with flat bed business class seats. The XLR will allow Aer Lingus to operate flights beyond the US …Read More »
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Etihad Airways announces record profits for fiscal 2013
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 …Read More »
Analysis: Etihad post strong results; government fears over Jetihad overblown
by Vinay Bhaskara Abu Dhabi based full service carrier Etihad Airways announced yesterday that it had achieved record revenue growth for the second quarter and first half of 2013. For Q2 2013, passenger revenues grew a robust 8% to $921 million, while passenger revenues for the first half of 2013 hit $1.8 billion, up 13% from $1.6 billion in 2012. …Read More »
RyanAir places order on Boeing for up to 200 737s
Photo: Adrian Pingstone. Courtesy Wikimedia. Rights reserved. The Irish Independent is reporting that low cost carrier RyanAir has placed an $18bn (€14bn) order with Boeing to buy up to 200 aircraft. It is unclear whether the order includes any 737 MAX. Apparently the order will be confirmed by US President Barack Obama and Taoiseach (Prime Minister of Ireland) Enda Kenny …Read More »
Etihad Airways signs code share agreement with Kenya Airways; strengthened ties with SkyTeam?
by Vinay Bhaskara Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways has inked a code share with Nairobi based Kenya Airways, expanding access to second and third tier African destinations for its consumers. Etihad Airways will place its code on flights by Kenya Airways to 27 destinations across Kenya Airways’ African network. Meanwhile, Kenya Airways will place its code onto 32 onward destinations …Read More »
The best wines onboard your flight. 2012 Cellars in the Sky awardees.
Once again it is that time of the year to combine two passions, flying and wine. The annual Business Traveller ‘Cellars in the Sky’ awards were presented for the year 2012. The awards have been running since 1985, recognising the best business and first class wines served by airlines worldwide. Over 75 carriers were contacted in the summer of 2012, …Read More »
Analaysis: Etihad reports full year 2012 profit; equity investments beneficial for both Etihad and partners
by Vinay Bhaskara Etihad Airways Boeing 777-300ER — Image Credit Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi based Eithad Airways reported its second straight year of profitability, with calendar year 2012 witnessing a net profit of US $42 million (versus $14 million), on revenues of $4.8 billion (up from $4.1 billion in 2011). Full year EBITDAR (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, and …Read More »
Indian and global commercial aviation news briefing: September 28th
by Devesh Agarwal India top news SpiceJet passenger loads on Q400 flights exceeding expectations within a week of commencing serviceSources inside the airline have told Bangalore Aviation that the passenger load factors on their Q400 operations have smashed the airline’s expectations within the first week of travel itself. On almost all routes, the passenger load factors are exceeding the break-even …Read More »