First 747-9 for Etihad

Etihad Airways is to lease its first Boeing 747-8 freighter from Atlas Air Worldwide. The new plane will enter service with the UAE carrier in June and will have a payload of 138 tonnes, the largest in its growing freighter fleet. The delivery will take Etihad Cargo’s freighter fleet to nine aircraft. [+]

Etihad takes Jet stake

Etihad Airways is to take a 24% stake in Jet Airways of India. It includes the purchase of Jet Airways’ three pairs of Heathrow slots through a sale and lease back agreement, although Jet willcontinue to use them. Under the deal, which is subject to regulatory and shareholder approval, the ... [+]

Daily to Brisbane

Etihad Airways is to increase its A330-200 flights between its home Abu Dhabi hub and Brisbane from three times a week to daily from 1 February next year. Like the existing service, the new flights will operate via Singapore in both directions. [+]

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