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Lufthansa Aims to Go Long-Haul with Eurowings

In the footsteps of Asian airline Scoot, Germany’s largest carrier Lufthansa said last week it was planning to expand into long-haul flights with its low-cost subsidiary Eurowings.

Alitalia and Etihad Airways Receive Merger Clearance from European Commission

Alitalia and Etihad Airways have confirmed that they have received merger clearance from the European Commission under EU Regulation No. 139/2004.

Etihad Airways Rolls Out First Boeing 787-9 Aircraft

Etihad Airways and Boeing celebrated the roll out of the airline’s first 787-9 Dreamliner at an overnight event held recently in Seattle, Washington, USA.

Etihad Airways Unveils New Livery On First A380 Aircraft

Etihad Airways recently unveiled a stunning new livery design which will be introduced across its fleet.

Etihad Airways To Enter Markets Of Azerbaijan, Georgia And Tanzania In 2015

Etihad Airways has announced that it will expand its global route network with the addition of Baku, Tbilisi and Dar es Salaam in the second half of 2015, increasing the total number of new destinations it has announced for next year to nine.

Etihad Airways Celebrates Social Media Success, Launches Competition

Etihad Airways is celebrating social media success after being named winner of the Best Emerging Airline on Social Media Award at the SimpliFlying Awards 2014, and for having reached one million Facebook fans globally.

Etihad Airways Launches Luxurious Arrivals Lounge In Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways recently enhanced its premium service offering at Abu Dhabi International Airport with the opening of a new Arrivals Lounge.

Etihad, Alitalia Finalize €1,758 Million Investment Deal

Etihad Airways and Alitalia have signed the transaction implementation agreement which will result in a €1,758 million ($2,357.79mn) investment to build a reinvigorated Alitalia as a competitive, sustainably profitable business.

Etihad Airways: Outside Investment Needed For EU Carriers

Abu Dhabi's state-owned airline Etihad Airways wants to engage with Europe for mutual gain, according to the airline's president and CEO, James Hogan.

Etihad Airways Partners With Google To Make Flight Search Easier

Etihad Airways recently announced a partnership with Google to make it more convenient for travelers to view the airline’s flight schedules and fares on the search engine’s flight search tool.

Etihad To Launch Six New Routes In First Half Of 2015

Etihad Airways will launch six new routes in the first half of 2015, increasing its total number of routes to 107.

Etihad Airways Celebrates Delivery Of 100th, 101st Aircraft

Etihad Airways last week celebrated a major milestone as the fastest growing airline in commercial aviation history, when it took delivery of its 100th and 101st aircraft on the same day.

Etihad Increases Flights To India Following Codeshare Expansion With Jet Airways

Etihad Airways has announced a major expansion of its codeshare agreement with Jet Airways, offering travelers enhanced connections throughout India, and linking India with even more destinations worldwide.

Etihad-Alitalia Deal To Finalize Over Coming Months

Etihad Airways said on 26 June that its agreement with Alitalia would be worked through over the coming months.

Etihad Airways To Buy 49% Stake In Alitalia

Alitalia and Etihad Airways confirmed on 25 June that they have agreed the principal terms and conditions of a proposed transaction whereby Etihad Airways will acquire a 49 percent equity stake in Alitalia.

Etihad Airways Withdraws From Skytrax

Abu Dhabi carrier Etihad Airways recently announced that it has decided to withdraw from UK-based Skytrax airline review and ratings services.

Etihad Airways Launches Cabin Crew Recruitment Drive In Greece

Etihad Airways has announced a recruitment day in Athens, giving Greek nationals with hospitality experience the opportunity to take their career high into the sky by joining the airline's World Leading Cabin Crew.

Etihad Moves Forward On Alitalia Investment

Etihad Airways confirmed on 1 June that it will forward a letter detailing the conditions precedent and the criteria for a proposed equity investment that have been negotiated with Italian flagship carrier Alitalia and its stakeholders over the past months.

Etihad Airways Marks Five Years In Greece As Partnership With Aegean Airlines Takes Off

Etihad Airways and codeshare partner Aegean Airlines are celebrating five years of Etihad Airways’ non-stop services between Athens and Abu Dhabi.

Etihad Airways Honored For Employee Learning And Development

Etihad Airways received two prestigious accolades for its employee training and development initiatives at the 2014 MENA HR Excellence Awards.