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News: Etihad sees improvement in on-time performance for 2017

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has posted its best operational on-time performance results since 2009. Performance is calculated on actual flight arrival and departure times within 15 minutes of the published schedule and takes into consideration a variety of external factors including weather disruption and airspace congestion. In 2017, the airline recorded network punctuality of 82 per cent for flight departures and 86 per cent for arrivals – results that place Etihad Airways as one of the most reliable airlines in the world for 2017. Performance for…

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News: Powers appointed chief financial officer at Etihad Aviation Group

Etihad Aviation Group has today confirmed the appointment of Mark Powers as its new group chief financial officer. In his new role, Powers will be responsible for the finance function across the Abu Dhabi-based group’s five divisions, which comprise UAE national airline Etihad Airways, Etihad Airways Engineering, Etihad Airport Services, Hala Group and Airline Equity Partners. He Powers joins Etihad Aviation Group from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business, where he was professor of finance. He brings with him significant industry experience, having held senior leadership roles at major…

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News: Etihad to launch flights to Baku, Azerbaijan, in spring 2018

Etihad Airways has announced plans to launch scheduled flights between Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and Baku, the capital city of the Republic of Azerbaijan, effective March 2018. The new route is being introduced to capitalise on the strong and growing demand for flights between the United Arab Emirates and Azerbaijan. The service will be operated three times a week using a 136-seat Airbus A320, configured with 16 seats in business class and 120 in economy. Azerbaijan introduced a visa waiver programme for UAE nationals in…

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News: Douglas appointed chief executive of Etihad Aviation Group

The chairman of Etihad Aviation Group, Mohamed Mubarak Fadhel Al Mazrouei, today confirmed the appointment of Tony Douglas as group chief executive, who will join the company in January 2018. Douglas joins Etihad from the United Kingdom’s ministry of defence, where he has served as chief executive of the defence equipment and support department, responsible for procuring and supporting all the equipment and services for the British Armed Forces. In the UK, he held senior positions with airport operator BAA, and as chief operating officer and group chief executive designate…

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News: Al Mulla takes up executive role with Etihad

Etihad Aviation Group has announced the appointment of Mana Mohamed Saeed Al Mulla as chief group support services officer. He will be responsible for a range of support functions, including IT services, procurement and supply management, and property and facilities management. He will report directly to the group chief executive officer. ADVERTISEMENT Al Mulla joins Etihad Aviation Group from Khalifa Industrial Zone where he served as chief executive from 2015. He is a well-known business leader in the Middle East and has an extensive network of relationships with major firms…

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News: Etihad Airways signs codeshare Aerolíneas Argentinas

Etihad Airways and Aerolíneas Argentinas have launched a new codeshare partnership. Under the agreement, Etihad Airways customers are able to enjoy convenient connections via Rome and Madrid to Buenos Aires and onwards to nine other popular Argentinian destinations. These include Córdoba, Mendoza, Rosario, Iguazú, Salta, Mar del Plata, Bariloche, Trelew and Ushuaia. In turn, Aerolíneas Argentinas guests can have access to Etihad Airways’ network of over 100 destinations from its Abu Dhabi hub via the Italian and Spanish capitals. Mohammad Al Bulooki, Etihad Airways executive vice president commercial, said: “This…

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Manchester City news: Bernardo Silva would love to reunite with 'superstar' Kylian Mbappe at the Etihad

Kylian Mbappe Sunday, August 6, 2017 Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva says he would love former Monaco team-mate Kylian Mbappe to join him at the Etihad Stadium. Teenager Mbappe was a revelation for Monaco last season in their title-winning Ligue 1 campaign and during their run to the Champions League semi-finals. He has attracted interest from a host of major clubs across Europe, with City among those reportedly admiring the 18-year-old striker. Silva swapped Monaco for City over the summer and the Portuguese will leave it up to his new…

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