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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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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