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UAE airlines say years needed to restore demand

May 03, 2020 - 11:00 PM

Emirates and Etihad executives reiterate that until an effective vaccine for COVID-19 becomes widely available, how passengers fly will be different

IN THE RED. An Etihad Airways plane takes off in London on May 13, 2017. Photo from Shutterstock

UAE airlines resume limited passenger flights

Apr 06, 2020 - 10:30 PM

The flights are open to foreign citizens who wish to leave the United Arab Emirates, but no incoming passengers are allowed

Mask-clad passengers bound for Frankfurt walk past check-in counters at Dubai International Airport on April 6, 2020, as Emirates Airline resumed a limited number of outbound passenger flights after its COVID-19 coronavirus-enforced stoppage. (Photo by KARIM SAHIB / AFP)

Abu Dhabi's struggling Etihad posts 4th year of losses

Mar 06, 2020 - 7:55 AM

Etihad Airways suffers an $870-million loss in 2019, after accumulating total losses of $4.67 billion from 2016 to 2018

Newborn baby found dead on plane in Indonesia

Jan 09, 2018 - 4:42 PM

Police suspect that Hani, who had worked as a domestic helper in Abu Dhabi for four years, secretly gave birth during an Etihad flight from there to Jakarta on Saturday

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Foiled Australia plane plot directed by Islamic State – police

Aug 04, 2017 - 10:49 AM

UPDATED Two men have been charged with terrorism offenses and were refused bail on Friday August 4 with a third still being questioned

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Jul 03, 2017 - 9:36 AM

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U.S. lifts laptop ban for Etihad flights

Jul 03, 2017 - 7:32 AM

The decision to lift the ban on US bound Etihad flights from Abu Dhabi comes after the airline implemented enhanced security measures

TOUCHDOWN. In this file photo, an Etihad Airways aircraft, flight 171 from Abu Dhabi, comes in for a landing at Los Angeles International Airport on March 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Frederick J Brown/AFP

Qatar flight ban begins, first efforts seen to resolve crisis

Jun 06, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Doha s Hamad International Airport was virtually deserted early on Tuesday June 6 More than 30 flights were shown cancelled on airport television screens and the departures hall was eerily quiet

QATAR FLIGHTS. In this file photo, passengers walk at a terminal upon their arrival at the new Hamad International Airport on April 30, 2014 in Doha. File photo by Al-Watan Doha/Karim Jaafar/AFP

AS dan Inggris larang penumpang maskapai dari Timur Tengah bawa laptop ke dalam kabin

Mar 22, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Aturan itu akan berlaku hingga tanggal 14 Oktober

MENDARAT DI LAX. Sebuah pesawat maskapai Emirates dengan nomor penerbangan 215 dari Dubai mendarat di Bandara Internasional Los Angeles (LAX) pada 21 Maret. Foto oleh Frederic J. Brown/AFP

U.S., Britain ban laptops on flights from Turkey, Arab world

Mar 21, 2017 - 8:57 AM

3rd UPDATE Laptops tablets and portable game consoles are affected by the ban but they may still be stowed in the hold in checked baggage

LAX ARRIVAL. An Emirates Airlines aircraft, flight 215 from Dubai, comes in for a landing at Los Angeles International Airport on March 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Frederic J. Brown/AFP

UAE bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on its planes

Sep 10, 2016 - 11:42 PM

UAE s civil aviation authority has banned operating charging and carrying in bags the Samsung Note 7 on board national carriers flights due to the risk of batteries exploding in the smartphone

BUMP ON THE ROAD. The sought-after phablet has some issues to fix. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Etihad: 31 passengers injured in Indonesia turbulence

May 04, 2016 - 11:37 PM

Etihad: Twenty two are being treated by paramedics for minor injuries at the airport Nine other passengers have been taken to a local hospital

Etihad Airways 2015 profit hits $103M

Apr 27, 2016 - 10:35 PM

The airline sees a 41 surge in its net profit as it transports more passengers and cargo

epa04417478 An Airbus A380-800 with the new paint scheme for Etihad Airways stands in front of the paint shop of Airbus's plant in Hamburg Finkenwerder, Germany, 25 September 2014. Abu Dhabi-based carrier Etihad unveiled its new paint scheme on the first Airbus A380 superjumbo joining Etihad's fleet. EPA/MARKUS SCHOLZ

Dwi Aryani mempertanyakan niat baik Etihad Airways

Apr 14, 2016 - 11:15 PM

Dwi Aryani tengah mempertimbangkan untuk mengugat Etihad Airways ke ranah hukum jika tidak ada niat baik dari maskapai tersebut

Aktivis penyandang disabilitas, Dwi Aryani usai menghadiri pertemuan di Kementerian Perhubungan Udara pada Senin, 11 April sambil membawa kotak petisi berisi tanda tangan netizen. Foto oleh LBH Jakarta

Etihad Airways kicks woman off plane for being disabled

Apr 07, 2016 - 8:08 PM

A petition started by Dwi Ariyani a disabled woman who was asked to deplane for needing a wheelchair forces Etihad Airways to apologize

Diskriminasi penyandang disabilitas, Etihad Airways dipetisikan

Apr 07, 2016 - 3:58 PM

Hingga Kamis siang 7 April petisi telah ditandatangani lebih dari 23 ribu orang

DIFABEL. Etihad Airways dipetisi karena dianggap mendiskriminasi penumpang penyandang disabilitas. Foto oleh Markus Scholz/EPA

A traveler's inside look at an ultra-luxurious first class cabin

Apr 01, 2016 - 9:27 PM

Full showers a giant bed multi course meals? Travel writer Sam Huang shares his experience on Etihad Airways ultra luxurious Residence and Apartment He even shares how he got to fly with a mere 104 Take a peek at his awesome experience:

All photos by Sam Huang, republished with permission from

Manchester City vs Dynamo Kyiv: Jalan lapang tuntaskan kemenangan

Mar 15, 2016 - 6:18 PM

Hasil buruk di Liga Primer menunjukkan bahwa Manchester City tidak akan main main di Liga Champions meski posisi mereka relatif aman

CHAMPIONS. Manchester City wins the League Cup championship thanks to some heroic goalkeeping. Photo by Andy Rain/EPA

Etihad adds 3 weekly flights to PH

Dec 18, 2015 - 5:00 PM

This enables the airline to offer guests more choices when traveling in the capacity constrained Abu Dhabi Manila route

CONNECTIVITY. Etihad Airways’ President and CEO James Hogan says the additional flights to Manila would enable Etihad Airways to offer guests more choices when traveling between the Philippines and the United Arab Emirates. Image from Etihad website

Lucio Tan group wants PAL foreign investor in by 2017

Oct 27, 2015 - 4:26 PM

I want PAL to be a 5 star airline with good service from the time they buy their ticket to the time they get their baggage from the carousel PAL Holdings president and COO Jaime Bautista says

TAP INVESTORS. 'Right now, we will need a strategic investor. Hopefully, from the same industry, but covering different regions so it can give us more connections,' PAL President Jaime Bautista says

Manchester City vs Newcastle United: Momen The Citizens kembali ke puncak

Oct 03, 2015 - 5:17 PM

Dengan harapan Manchester United kalah atau tertahan melawan Arsenal City bisa merebut kembali puncak Premier League Syaratnya menang melawan Newcastle United

Yaya Toure dari Manchester City digepit pemain West Ham United Winston Reid dan Aaron Cresswell (kiri) di Etihad Stadium, 19 September 2015. Foto oleh Peter Powell/EPA

PH, UAE expand air agreement despite local airlines' opposition

Aug 29, 2015 - 10:48 AM

Increased traffic rights would boost competition in the Philippine Middle East market as airlines between the two jurisdictions can now add flight operations

HIGH STAKES. The UAE is the largest Middle East destination from the Philippines, accounting for slightly over half of the 80,000 weekly return seats between the two countries, CAPA says. Illustration by Mara Mercado/Rappler

PAL expects profitable 2015 even as lean season sets in

Aug 27, 2015 - 5:55 PM

PAL also further clarifies its position on the PH UAE air talks

CHARTING A COURSE. PAL President Jaime Bautista (enter) leads the airline management's team in explaining PAL's plans for the rest of 2015. Photo by Chris Schnabel / Rappler

PAL, Cebu Pacific oppose anew UAE air talks

Aug 19, 2015 - 8:15 PM

PAL says the Philippine air panel should learn from the bitter experience of major US airlines in dealing with UAE counterparts

UNFAIR COMPETITION? The Philippines' major airlines are opposing again the request of UAE counterparts for additional flights between the two jurisdictions. Illustration by Raffy de Guzman

MacroAsia spending over P820 million for expansion

Jul 18, 2015 - 12:43 PM

While MacroAsia sees the continued growth of its maintenance repair overhaul and ground handling businesses this year it looks at 2015 with guarded optimism

EXPANSION PLANS. MicroAsia Corporation plans to spend around P850 million for three years to finance its expansion plans. Photos from

PAL, Canada’s WestJet ink code share pact

Feb 10, 2015 - 6:22 PM

Through a code share agreement with WestJet the Philippines legacy carrier can sell seats on 6 select routes operated by the Canadian airline

CAB extends Emirates' 3rd Manila-Dubai flight

Dec 23, 2014 - 3:03 PM

This will be the last extension for the airline s 3rd daily flight says the Philippine airline regulator

PAL is back in the black

Aug 15, 2014 - 7:41 PM

The flag carrier books a P1 5 billion income for Q2 amid talks to buy back San Miguel’s 49 stake in PAL by the Lucio Tan group

PAL, Etihad Airways increase Manila-Abu Dhabi flights

Jul 10, 2014 - 10:48 AM

The airlines will operate a combined 19 weekly flights between the two capitals and also provide more reciprocal benefits for their guests as part of a landmark agreement

MERS incubation period ends; 10 Etihad passengers untracked

Apr 29, 2014 - 3:36 PM

Labor attachés in the Middle East have been ordered to get the Philippine addresses and contact numbers of OFWs before they return to the country

MERS-FREE Dr Lyndon Lee Suy (C), head of the DOH Committee on Emerging Infections says the Philippine remains MERS-free as of April 29. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

PAL, Etihad Airways in landmark tieup

Apr 28, 2014 - 4:47 PM

The two airlines sign an agreement that is expected to benefit thousands of Filipinos living and working in UAE

FAST FACTS: The MERS Coronavirus

Apr 27, 2014 - 2:03 PM

The WHO reports that about 36% of all cases of MERS – which has already reached at least 25 countries – resulted in death

4 co-passengers of OFW in N. Mindanao cleared of MERS

Apr 23, 2014 - 7:04 PM

Five Etihad Airways flight EY 0424 passengers have been traced in Northern Mindanao The fifth passenger has moved to Ilocos before he or she is tested

DOH: 6 co-passengers of OFW not yet tested for MERS

Apr 22, 2014 - 3:32 PM

5th UPDATE Health Secretary Ona renews calls for the remaining passengers of Etihad Airways flight EY 0424 last April 15 to submit themselves to free nose throat swab test

OFW's co-passengers asked to check for MERS

Apr 17, 2014 - 8:08 PM

The 418 passengers will be asked if they have fever or flu like symptoms that might be signs of the sometimes fatal MERS

Etihad targets 10% of Virgin Australia

Jun 06, 2012 - 11:49 AM

Fast growing Etihad Airways wants to boost its stake in Virgin Australia to 10 percent its chief executive said Wednesday June 6 following recent on market share purchases