Etihad Begins Los Angeles Flights

Etihad Airways has launched flight services between Abu Dhabi and Los Angeles. The UAE national airline’s inaugural flight to California took off this morning at 0915 hrs, becoming one of the longest commercial flights in the world.   Flight EY 171 will depart Abu Dhabi International Airport at 0850 hrs daily, arriving in Los Angeles … Continue reading

Etihad Boosts Inflight Entertainment With Live Television

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has boosted its inflight entertainment offering with the introduction of 8 live television channels.   The Abu Dhabi-based carrier began broadcasting BBC World News, BBC Arabic, Euronews and Sport 24 on 1 November 2013 across 21 widebody aircraft, with CNBC, NHK World Premium and CNN to follow … Continue reading

Etihad Outlines Australian Ambitions

Etihad Airways has announced plans for a major business expansion in Australia, which will see the carrier deploy new aircraft, add new routes and additional flights, as well as introduce new airport facilities. The Abu Dhabi-based airline revealed that it will introduce the Airbus A380 on key Sydney and Melbourne flights. Currently served by 3-class … Continue reading

Etihad Launches Abu Dhabi – Washington DC Flights

Etihad Airways today launched daily nonstop flights between Abu Dhabi and Washington DC, connecting the capital cities of the UAE and the USA for the first time. The inaugural flight touched down at Washington Dulles International Airport to a traditional water cannon salute marking the occasion.   Flight EY 131 departs Abu Dhabi daily at … Continue reading

Singapore Airlines To Discontinue Ultra Long-Haul Flights

Singapore Airlines has revealed that it will discontinue its ultra long-haul services between the Southeast Asian city-state and the USA. As part of a new order with manufacturer Airbus Industrie, the Star Alliance member will withdraw its fleet of 5 A340-500 jets utilized on the routes to Los Angeles and New York in 2013, leaving … Continue reading