Lufthansa circles with intent as airberlin relies on government loan to continue flights during administration process

German carrier airberlin has become the second major European airline to file for insolvency proceedings after Gulf carrier Etihad Airways pulled the plug on its…..

Expatriate demand behind Etihad Dreamliner deployment to Beirut

Etihad Airways this week introduced the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its scheduled daily service between Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)…..

Darwin’s evolution continues as Swiss regional enters Slovenian hands

After first launching flights in 2003 to maintain connectivity between Ticino, the southernmost canton of Switzerland and the domestic financial centres of Geneva and Zurich…..

Air Serbia completes successful turnaround, but LCC growth in Serbia will deliver new hurdle

The Air Serbia brand may be a relative newcomer to the commercial airline market, but it brings with it 90 years of history through Aeroput,…..

TUI remains open to partnership after Etihad ends talks on formation of new leisure airline

Leading European tour operator TUI Group says it “remains open” to a potential future partnership after discussions to merge its German aviation subsidiary with NIKI,…..

Etihad pursues further expansion in Sydney to meet demand

Etihad Airways is adding more capacity in the Sydney market as it transitions to an all A380 service for Australia’s largest city. Etihad has been…..

Laptop wars – Emirates pulls back, and Etihad remains

For years the Big 3 US carriers have failed to keep Emirates out of the US, even after spending over USD50 million on lobbying, but…..

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Christchurch Airport passenger traffic increase Christchurch International Airport has announced passenger numbers up were up 3%, with traffic highlights for Nov-2016 as follows:   Passenger numbers:…..

Lufthansa and Etihad – Perhaps a tipping point in global alliances

Although it happened on the other side of the world, the potential change this weekend’s partnering agreement between Lufthansa and Etihad will have for Australia…..