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Etihad Airways Scores Triple Win at Australian Business Traveller Awards

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, won three accolades at the recent Australian Business Traveller Awards, including the coveted title of Best Airline.

Etihad’s President and CEO Addresses the Future of Global Airline Competition at GBTA Convention

Etihad Airways President and CEO James Hogan on Monday emphasized the importance of consumer choice and innovation as the fundamental drivers of competition in the international airline industry during a public conversation at the 2015 Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)...

Which Airlines Did Not Get ‘Scared Off’ By the Financial Situation in Greece?

While a large number of international airlines decided this week to temporarily withdraw the BSP ticketing authority for all travel agents in Greece, due to the financial situation in the country, others opted to give a vote of confidence to the country and stood by their Greek...

Greece Seeks UAE Tourism Investments, Applauds Schengen Visa Waiver for Emiratis

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently wrapped up her visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during which she promoted Greece as a destination both for travel and investment.

Keep the Skies Open, says Etihad Airways Chief

Etihad Airways has urged the US Government to "keep the skies open", in a comprehensive formal response to the joint campaign by Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and American Airlines to block competition and roll back the benefits of Open Skies.

Greece Discusses Expanding Relations With the United Arab Emirates

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura is on a working visit in the United Arab Emirates to promote Greek tourism and attract foreign investment to Greece.

America’s Largest Airlines Received Benefits Worth US$71.48 Billion, New Study Shows

Research commissioned by Etihad Airways has quantified a range of government and court-sanctioned benefits and concessions received by the three biggest US carriers, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and American Airlines Group, and other airlines with which they have merged.

Travelport and Etihad Airways Renew Full Content Agreement

Travelport and Etihad Airways on Tuesday jointly announced the extension of their multi-year, full content agreement.

Etihad Airways Wins Three Coveted World Travel Awards Including Middle East’s Leading Airline

For the ninth consecutive year, Etihad Airways has been named The Middle East’s Leading Airline at the World Travel Awards Middle East.

Etihad Airways Appoints New General Manager for Greece

Etihad Airways has appointed Philip Philippou as its new General Manager for Greece.

Maritime Trends Athens Meet to Explore Global Shipping Issues

The 3rd Maritime Trends Conference to be held on May 9 at the Hotel Metropolitan is organised by Marine Tours and Etihad Airways, with the support of the University of Piraeus’ Department of Maritime Studies.

Athens Airport Awards Airlines for Top Performance in 2014

Athens International Airport (AIA) last week honored airlines that recorded the highest increases in passenger numbers on their scheduled flights to and from Athens in 2014.

Etihad Airways Named ‘Airline of the Year’ at Aviation 100 Awards

Etihad Airways has clinched top honors at the 2015 Aviation 100 Awards, organized recently by Airline Economics magazine in Dublin, Ireland.

Etihad Airways Wins Award for Inflight Experience

Etihad Airways has been presented with the 2015 Airline of the Year award by leading IFEC and cabin technology magazine Inflight, published by HMG Aerospace.

Qatar Buys 9.99% Stake in IAG, Extends Push into Europe

Qatar Airways has acquired a 9.99 percent stake in IAG (International Airlines Group), parent company of British Airways and Spanish carrier Iberia, making it the largest single shareholder in IAG, the Doha-based company announced last week.

Introducing the New Alitalia

The strategy for the new Alitalia was unveiled on Tuesday, with an unequivocal commitment by the new executive team and strategic investors to reinvent the airline.

World’s Safest Airlines for 2015 Announced

Safety and product rating website AirlineRatings.com recently announced its top ten safest airlines and top ten safest low cost airlines for 2015 from the 449 it monitors.

Etihad Airways Closes Year with A380 and B787 Launch, New Uniforms Catwalk Show

Etihad Airways closed the year today 18 December by unveiling its first Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 aircraft to more than 200 of the world’s media in Abu Dhabi.

Air New Zealand Named Airline of the Year 2015

Air New Zealand has been named Airline of the Year for the second consecutive year by AirlineRatings.com, the world’s only safety and product rating website.

Etihad Airways Takes Home ‘World’s Leading Airline’ Award for 6th Straight Year

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has been awarded the highly coveted title of World’s Leading Airline for the sixth straight year at this year’s World Travel Awards (WTA).