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Lufthansa interested in ALITALIA

Oct 18, 2016 No Comments by

Lufthansa is in talks with ALITALIA about possible collaboration and investment. According to a report from Italy’s Il Messaggero (18 October 2016), the German carrier will meet with both ALITALIA and Etihad management to discuss how the Lufthansa Group will be involved. Italy’s national carrier is still struggling even with Etihad’s 49% stake. The carrier is […]

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Virgin Australia to fly Perth – Abu Dhabi with A330s

Sep 20, 2016 No Comments by

Virgin Australia has announced it will deploy its A330s on international services for the first time. Effective 09 June 2017, VA will operate A330s thrice weekly between Perth and Abu Dhabi in partnership with Etihad’s existing daily 787-9 services on this route. There will also be further changes to Virgin Australia’s international network. The carrier’s […]

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ALITALIA adds Seoul and Shanghai

Feb 11, 2015 No Comments by

ALITALIA formally announces the resumption of services to South Korea and China as part of its plan, under new majority shareholder Etihad Airways, to expand its intercontinental network. Effective 01 May 2015, ALITALIA will add thrice weekly non-stop service from Milan Malpensa to Shanghai Pu Dong using three class Airbus A330-200 aircraft. The carrier is […]

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Etihad adds second daily flight to Melbourne

Dec 22, 2014 No Comments

Etihad Airways will increase capacity and services to Melbourne, Australia with the addition of a second daily flight from its Abu Dhabi hub. Effective 02 August 2015, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will add a Boeing 777-300ER configured in three classes on the Abu Dhabi – Melbourne segment. This flight will complement […]

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ALITALIA: new livery, new uniforms, new planes for 2015

Dec 19, 2014 No Comments

Etihad Airways, a 49% majority stakeholder in ALITALIA, is preparing Italy’s national carrier for some major changes in 2015. ALITALIA’s livery which had a relatively minor modification in 2004 is set for a new look which will be revealed in May 2015. Sources close to the airline have suggested there are the iconic stylised “A” […]

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ALITALIA likely to resume Australian services

Dec 01, 2014 No Comments

ALITALIA (AZ)  is tipped to return to Australian skies from late 2015. Etihad Airways (EY), which holds a 49% stake in the Italy’s national airline, will like use ALITALIA as the platform with to expand services to Australia in order to overcome capacity limitations under present bi-laterals. AZ last regularly served Australia until 1998 – […]

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ALITALIA-Etihad expand Italian services

Nov 21, 2014 No Comments

Eithad Airways, which has gained final EU clearance to become a 49% owner in Italian carrier ALITALIA, will expand its Italian operations from March 2015.  Etihad Airways presently offers daily A330 services from its Abu Dhabi hub to both Rome Fiumicino and Milan Malpensa respectively and ALITALIA a single daily flight A330 flight from Rome […]

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Etihad likely to take major stake in ALITALIA

Dec 19, 2013 No Comments

Reports from Rome suggest that ALITALIA is close to getting a capital injection of EUR 300 million from Etihad Airways. Talks are in an advanced stage at this time. This would effectively make Etihad the largest share holder in the ALITALIA Group. Etihad may thus be the ‘White Knight’ the Italian carrier desperately needs to […]

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Etihad adds Rome to its international network

Dec 18, 2013 No Comments

Etihad Airways will add Rome Fiumicino to its international network from 15 July 2014. The new service will operate daily with two class Airbus A330-200 on the Abu Dhabi – Rome. This will be Etihad’s second Italian city after Milan Malpensa, where daily flights are also operated from the Abu Dhabi hub. Etihad presently serves […]

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Etihad announces Perth services

Dec 13, 2013 No Comments

Etihad Airways has officially announced it will commence flights to Perth. The carrier will operate daily flights Abu Dhabi to Perth from 15 July 2014 using 2 class A330-200. All flights will be operated in collaboration and code-share with Virgin Australia. Etihad already serves Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The carrier’s CEO Mr James Hogan states […]

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