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Old May 15th, 2014, 12:12 AM   #1661
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I hope Etihad explain what the hell is this asap
This tail looks scary......!

yellow, brown and orange??????? What does that have to do with the UAE
the color of oil...or as the Arabs call it "Bithrol"!!!
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Old May 15th, 2014, 12:26 AM   #1662
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Sneak peak of EY new livery


Tail Fin msn170 13/5/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr
NOOO!!!!!! Their current livery is the classiest of them all
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Old May 15th, 2014, 11:22 AM   #1663
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the color of oil...or as the Arabs call it "Bithrol"!!!
Killerk,
they say Bitrol not Bithrol


Etihad posted a twitter mentioning this is a special livery that wont be applied to the whole fleet. This color scheme was way over the edge and very rich in color to look at.
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Old May 15th, 2014, 11:39 PM   #1664
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Old May 16th, 2014, 12:21 PM   #1665
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Old May 17th, 2014, 02:35 PM   #1666
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Qatar Airways 'FC Barcelona' special scheme (A7-BAE)
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Old May 18th, 2014, 04:08 AM   #1667
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Old May 18th, 2014, 04:16 AM   #1668
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QR will start flying its 787 to Lahore in July. First airline to fly 787 to Pakistan.
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Old May 18th, 2014, 01:43 PM   #1669
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Old May 18th, 2014, 05:59 PM   #1670
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I was wondering, why Gulf carriers such as Emirates seemed to have shunned passenger version of Boeing 747-400 in 1990s?
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Old May 18th, 2014, 06:27 PM   #1671
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I was wondering, why Gulf carriers such as Emirates seemed to have shunned passenger version of Boeing 747-400 in 1990s?
Maybe it was too large for Emirates at that time. By 1995 they were still a small airline with just six Airbus A300s and eight Airbus A310s, flying to 37 destinations. They first got the B777-200 in 1996. The main orders for aircraft came in 2000 and by that time the B747 was old and the A380 was already in development.

Qatar Airways was a tiny airline in the 90's. Kuwait Airways ordered some but then cancelled their order.
Gulf Air did operate the B747-200 for a few years in the 80s but maybe they had trouble filling them with passengers so they didn't keep them in the fleet for long.
The only airline to operate the B747-400 was Saudi Arabian Airlines and the airline continues to operate them.
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Old May 21st, 2014, 12:31 AM   #1672
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Old May 21st, 2014, 08:14 AM   #1673
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Etihad Airways To Establish Flight Training College In The UAE

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Etihad Airways is establishing a flight training facility in the UAE, named Etihad Flight College, to train Emirati and international cadet pilots.

As a first step in establishing this college, Etihad Airways will acquire the fixed wing training division from Horizon International Flight Academy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Mubadala Development Company, it said in a statement.

Based in Al Ain, the flight academy has provided helicopter (rotary wing) training programmes since 2003, and airplane (fixed wing) training since 2007. Pilots can qualify for their Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL), Commercial Pilot’s Licence (CPL) or Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL).

All fixed wing flight instructors and some support staff currently employed by Horizon will transfer to the Etihad Flight College. The new institute will also implement the Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL), a training programme focussed on developing cadet pilot candidates into First Officers on completion of their training. To-date around 250 graduates have already registered for the MPL course, with the first course scheduled to commence later this year, the statement said.

Horizon currently has 210 trainees enrolled in its aviation training programmes and has been providing training for Etihad Airways’ cadet pilots for the last seven years.
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Old May 21st, 2014, 01:12 PM   #1674
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UPDATE 2-Qatar takes full control of national airline

DUBAI, May 5 (Reuters) - Qatar's sovereign wealth fund has bought the stakes in its national airline owned by a former prime minister and other shareholders, making Qatar Airways a fully government-owned entity, the carrier's chief executive said on Monday.

A government source told Reuters that Qatar wanted ruling family members to have fewer direct stakes in local businesses.

"There are changes happening. Qatar wants to have a fair and competitive business environment for everyone," the source said.

The deal is the latest shift in strategy to be implemented by Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, who took over from his father as Qatar's emir last June. He has replaced some senior economic officials, and in a policy speech last November said he was particularly keen to prevent high inflation and corruption.

Qatar Airways, which achieved a revenue target of over $10 billion in 2013, had been jointly held in a public-private partnership, with about 50 percent owned by the former prime minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani - a member of the ruling family - along with other investors.

"We became fully government-owned in July last year," the airline's CEO Akbar Al Baker said at a news conference in Dubai.

Baker declined to comment on the amount paid for the stakes by the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) or to speculate on what triggered the change in ownership.

Sheikh Hamad was until last year chief executive of the QIA and was regarded as the driving force behind its emergence as one of the world's most sought-after investors, scooping up stakes in bluechip companies, luxury brands and real estate.

Last week, a fund owned by Sheikh Hamad struck a deal to buy British oil company Heritage Oil for 924 million pounds ($1.6 billion).

Baker said that after the ownership change the airline planned to announce its 2013 financial results before the third quarter of the year.

"We are a very profitable airline. We don't announce the results because we were private and publicly held in the past. Now we will announce profits," he said.

INDIGO STAKE

Qatar Airways competes with regional rivals Emirates and Etihad Airways as the state-backed carriers rapidly expand their fleet and global reach.

It became part of the Oneworld global aviation alliance last year, the first Gulf airline to enter into an alliance.

Etihad has been expanding by picking minority stakes in carriers around the world including Air Berlin, Virgin Australia and Inida's Jet Airways.

Baker said he was also interested in entering the Indian airline market, and would be keen for an association with India's IndiGo Airlines.

"We are always open to opportunities in India," he said.

"We would be very interested in IndiGo if there's something available there. But the airline is performing very well so I don't think they would be interested."

IndiGo declined to comment on Baker's remarks.

Baker added Qatar Airways was close to sealing a revenue-sharing partnership with British Airways, its Oneworld partner. (Additional reporting by Amena Bakr in Doha and Devidutta Tripathy in New Delhi; Reporting by Praveen Menon in Dubai; Editing by Yara Bayoumy, Jason Neely and Mark Potter)

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Old May 21st, 2014, 03:30 PM   #1675
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Old May 22nd, 2014, 07:34 AM   #1676
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The Etihad Residence looks awesome but only makes sense if it were a 20 hr fight. If I sleep 7 hours of the 8 hour flight from AUH-LHR the experience is completely wasted. I'd definitely check this out if I had money to burn or someone else bought it for me.
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Old May 22nd, 2014, 07:39 AM   #1677
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Exactly!
It would make more sense for flights to JFK or Anywhere in NA .. LHR is a comparatively short distance if ur traveling in "the residence"
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Old May 22nd, 2014, 02:52 PM   #1678
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But if you are travelling all the way from Sydney, it makes sense to have the Residence offered on the AUH - LHR route. SYD will be the next A380 destination, and that will mean that those customers from that far away will be able to experience The Residence for 20+ hours with a stop in AUH.

Also JFK, SYD and LHR will be EYs 380 routes by the end of 2015. They haven't announced the next A380 destinations, but I would guess it would be ORD, YYZ, or MEL.

Anyways, considering the outrageous prices, EY will have trouble getting customers daily for The Residence. Expect big discounts for this in order to get customers.
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Old May 22nd, 2014, 03:25 PM   #1679
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Etihad's secret Abu Dhabi royal family loan revealed

Etihad Airways received massive financial support from the royal family of Abu Dhabi contrary to long-standing denials, documents obtained by Fairfax Media show.

The state-owned airline had access to a secret, interest-free $US3 billion ($3.3 billion) loan from the Abu Dhabi ruling family that required no repayments until 2027, according to documents prepared for prospective financiers.

Qantas Airways has long accused Etihad of predatory behaviour funded by large subsidies from the Gulf state.

Etihad chief executive James Hogan has repeatedly denied that the airline is subsidised.
"We are a government-owned *carrier but we have been established and have to run as a commercial business. We get no state-funded handouts," he said at Washington's International Aviation Club in 2009.

Etihad's denials that it is financially propped up by its owners have been questioned by rivals like Qantas Airways, which has accused the airline of predatory behaviour funded by large subsidies from the Gulf state.
Qantas is seeking the removal of foreign investment restrictions to free it to raise capital and compete with Etihad and other state-owned airlines.
A review prepared by management consultants Booz & Co in 2010, which was presented to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, shows Etihad used special deductions to post its first profit, of $US14 million, in February 2012.
The review was shared among the Prince's executive council of advisers.
Another document, from 2011, was presented to potential lenders during private meetings in New York, London and Sydney and has since circulated among the management ranks of Etihad's competitors, such as Qantas and Emirates. Industry sources provided the documents to the Financial Review.
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Old May 23rd, 2014, 02:18 PM   #1680
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Etihad Regional set to launch five new European routes

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Etihad Regional, the Switzerland-based carrier 33.3 percent owned by Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways, has announced that it will introduce five new routes expanding the airline's operations out of Zurich to eight destinations.

The airline said it will start daily services from Zurich to Linz (Austria), Lyon (France) and Verona (Italy). It will also operate to Düsseldorf (Germany) two times per week, and to Florence (Italy) four times per week.

Etihad Regional already flies daily from Zurich to Geneva and Leipzig-Halle, and recently launched three flights per week between Zurich and Turin.
The addition of the five new routes will bring Etihad Regional's total network to 25 year-round destinations in Europe.
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