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Abu Dhabi Airports Announces 4.7 Million Passenger Traffic in 2022 Third Quarter

• The 5 airports recorded 10,982,114 passengers as of 30 September 2022, which is equivalent to passenger traffic in 2020 and 2021 combined     Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 November 2022:  Abu Dhabi Airports, the operator of the five airports in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, today released its passenger traffic results report for the third quarter of 2022. The report highlights impressive passenger traffic figures across Abu Dhabi International, Al Ain International, Al Bateen Executive, Delma Island and Sir Bani Yas Island airports between 1 July and 30 September 2022. During this period, passenger traffic totalled 4.7 million passengers, a rise of 250% compared to the 1.3 million passengers in Q3 2021.    While the 5 airports reported 10,982,114 passengers by 30 September 2022, which is equivalent ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone Welcomes International Delegation to Explore Collaboration Opportunities

Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone (ADAFZ) welcomed a delegation of International investors to its premises to strengthen commercial bonds and explore collaboration opportunities. Facilitated by the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) on the side lines of the Abu Dhabi Finance Week (14-18 November), the delegation included representatives from 12 companies based in France, Germany, Israel and South Korea. Located in close proximity to 2 International airports in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, ADAFZ offers companies the opportunity to do business with full airside and landside accessibility, achieving their objectives whilst supporting growth of both the aviation sector and Abu Dhabi’s economic diversification drive.  

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Etihad Airways Expects to Welcome over 1.5 Million Passengers Over the Winter Break

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – As visitors begin flying for the winter break and the many spectacular events taking place in Abu Dhabi, Etihad Airways looks forward to welcoming over 1.5 million travellers at Abu Dhabi International Airport.    Shaeb Al Najjar, General Manager Hub Operations, Etihad Airways, said “There has never been a better time to experience Abu Dhabi, with the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix taking place this weekend and many more attractions to be enjoyed over the winter season. Football fans from around the world will also be flocking to the region ahead of the most exciting football event of the year. As a result, Etihad with its partners, is geared up and ready to host 1.5 million expected guests over the next six weeks. Visitors flying via Abu Dhabi will enjoy the ......read more

Etihad Airways and Garuda Indonesia Deepen Partnership with Significant Codeshare Expansion

• Expansion of existing codeshare agreement strengthens both airlines’ networks beyond Abu Dhabi and Jakarta hubs • Greater engagement between Etihad Guest and GarudaMiles loyalty programmes allowing members to enjoy partnership benefits across both airlines • MOU to underpin exploration of additional areas of potential collaboration   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates / Jakarta, Indonesia - Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and Garuda Indonesia, the national flag carrier of the Republic of Indonesia, are strengthening their partnership between Abu Dhabi and Jakarta and beyond their respective hubs.  The scope of the partners’ codeshare agreement, first signed in 2012, will be significantly expanded to nearly double the number of combined destinations ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports Joins Pharma.Aero as Strategic Member for Middle East Region

November 11, 2022 – United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi Airports has joined Pharma.Aero, the global membership network for Life Science and MedTech manufacturers, certified cargo communities and airport operators, as a strategic member representing the Middle East.  The collaboration with Pharma.Aero builds on Abu Dhabi’s growth as a global healthcare and life sciences hub, and the success of the HOPE Consortium, an Abu Dhabi-led public private partnership that is committed to working together to overcome the challenges of vaccine distribution and logistics. “We are pleased to join Pharma.Aero as a strategic partner for the Middle East, representing the global cross-industry network of Life Science and MedTech air cargo industry stakeholders in the region. Along with Etihad Cargo, we look forward to collaborating ......read more

Etihad Airways and Satavia Collaborate to Implement Contrail Prevention for the First Time on an Atlantic Crossing

• Scheduled Washington Dulles to Abu Dhabi service will utilise sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) alongside management of aviation’s non-CO2 effects • Operated within Etihad’s Boeing 787 “Greenliner” programme, the NetZero* flight will incorporate SATAVIA technology to prevent warming aircraft contrails for the first time on an Etihad transatlantic flight • Combined with SAF Book & Claim, the special flight will demonstrate the potential to target aviation’s CO2 and non-CO2 effects simultaneously   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, is implementing contrail prevention on a special NetZero flight during the COP27 event as part of its continuing partnership with SATAVIA.   The airline is set to operate ......read more

Etihad Guest Partners with the Largest Aquarium in the Middle East

Abu Dhabi, UAE – Etihad Guest, the frequent flyer programme of the UAE’s national airline Etihad Airways, has partnered with The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi, the largest aquarium in the Middle East. The Aquarium will participate in the “Miles on the Go” programme for Etihad Guest members to benefit from every time they visit.  Etihad Guest members can now instantly earn and spend Etihad Guest Miles when visiting the aquarium located in Abu Dhabi and discover an entire world of natural treasures. By simply downloading the Etihad Guest app and linking up to five Visa cards to their profiles, members can spend their miles and receive cashback on their cards. Members can earn 1 Etihad Guest Mile and 1 Tier Mile for every AED 3 spent on tickets or any other qualifying purchases at The National Aquarium. The ......read more

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi Launch an Exciting New Route to Tashkent, Uzbekistan

The launch of Tashkent falls in line with the national airline’s expansion plans to add an eclectic mix of destinations in Central Asia 04 November 2022, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, has launched its latest route to Uzbekistan’s capital Tashkent, the largest city in Central Asia. This step reaffirms the airline’s commitment to provide travellers with the opportunity to explore numerous experiences across many destinations within its network. The flight to Tashkent will commence in January 2023 and will operate on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Tickets are already on sale on wizzair.com and the airline’s mobile app, with fares starting as low as AED 179.*  The largest city in Central Asia and the capital of Uzbekistan, Tashkent is one of ......read more

Cepsa and Etihad Join Forces to Accelerate the Decarbonisation of Air Transport

• Both companies will drive the development and production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) from circular raw materials, in addition to other energy alternatives such as green hydrogen and electrification   • This new partnership between Cepsa and a major airline represents the company’s steadfast commitment to SAF and ambition to lead in these sustainable fuels with an annual production of 800,000 tons by 2030   • Sustainable fuels reduce CO2 emissions by up to 80% compared to traditional options   Cepsa, a Mubadala group company, and Etihad signed an MoU to accelerate the decarbonization of air transport by researching and producing sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). Both companies prioritise the development of these sustainable fuels as a tool to further reduce the carbon ......read more

Etihad Celebrates Opening of Abu Dhabi Air Expo

Etihad’s Captain Aisha Al Mansoori, the first female Emirati Captain in commercial aviation and Captain Fahad Al Blooshi with Etihad’s award-winning Cabin Crew Abu Dhabi, UAE: Visitors to Abu Dhabi Air Expo enjoyed Etihad Airways’ aircraft display and chalet, as the three-day event opened today. The UAE’s national airline is the Official Airline sponsor of the event and will be showcasing its narrow-body Airbus A321 aircraft, as well as detailing topics as diverse as sustainability, charter services and medical evacuation expertise. As a Captain on the Airbus A320 fleet, Captain Aisha Al Mansoori will be talking to visitors about her experiences flying this aircraft type. The captain will speak of her training and years of flying experience that culminated in her becoming the first Emirati female Captain ......read more

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi Commences Its First Flight to Kuwait

The new route to Kuwait City enriches Wizz Air Abu Dhabi’s network in the GCC as part of its commitment to strengthen connectivity within the Gulf region 31 October 2022, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, has today added Kuwait City to its ever-expanding network, its fifth key destination in the Gulf region. The new route will strengthen connectivity within the GCC by providing an alternative ultra-low fare travel option for passengers between the two Gulf countries. This falls in line with the national airline’s ambitions to provide tourists and residents with hassle-free, affordable travel in the UAE and throughout the region. Tickets are on sale now on wizzair.com and on the airline’s mobile app, with fares starting from just AED 99*. Kuwait City is home to some ......read more

Operator of Abu Dhabi's Five Airports Reveals New Corporate Brand Identity

28, October 2022 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:  Abu Dhabi Airports today announced its refreshed brand architecture and visual identity, as the operator of Abu Dhabi’s five airports reaffirms its commitment to developing the aviation sector in the UAE’s capital. The refreshed brand architecture, unifying the visual identity of Abu Dhabi Airports and its subsidiaries, draws inspiration from Abu Dhabi’s visionary leadership, economic vision and reputation as one of the world’s most touristic destinations.     “As we prepare to enter our next chapter of growth and development, our corporate rebrand reflects our bold vision to shape the future of airport experiences. Our strategic pivot is a direct response to the changing nature of our sector and will allow us to augment the ......read more

Opening of the 55th Annual General Meeting of the Arab Air Carriers' Organization

Abu Dhabi - 24, October 2022 – The 55th Annual General Meeting of the Arab Air Carriers’ Organization (AACO) will be held between 24 and 26 October 2022 at the “Conrad Etihad Towers”, under the Patronage of His Excellency Mr. Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi, Chairman of Etihad Aviation Group and Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, and by kind invitation of Etihad Aviation Group, with the participation of more than 300 Arab and global aviation experts gathering Chief Executive Officers of AACO member airlines, partner airlines and industry partners from aircraft and engine manufacturers, global distribution systems, information technology partners, and others. The Director General for Mobility and Transport/European Commission, the Director General of EUROCONTROL and the Deputy Director General of IATA ......read more

Etihad Airways and World Energy Collaborate To Demonstrate The Future Of Net Zero Aviation With Zero Emissions Flight To Cop27

• Scheduled Washington Dulles to Abu Dhabi service to fly via Sharm-El-Sheik delivering COP27 delegates with zero net emissions  • Operated on Etihad’s Boeing 787 “Greenliner” the flight will leverage SAF Book & Claim systems in partnership with World Energy to overcome SAF logistical and infrastructure challenges • The special operation demonstrates that Book & Claim is crucial to achieving net-zero commercial aviation until SAF becomes more globally available    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, has partnered with World Energy, a carbon-net-zero solutions provider, to operate the first NetZero flight powered entirely by Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Book & Claim, delivering delegates to COP27 ......read more

Etihad Aviation Group transferred into ADQ's portfolio

• The Supreme Council for Financial and Economic Affairs transfers ownership of Etihad Aviation Group to ADQ • ADQ’s new aviation strategy is centered around Abu Dhabi’s ambitions to serve as a world-class sustainable aviation hub anchored in end-to-end airport service excellence and an unrivaled customer journey   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 18 October 2022: The Supreme Council for Financial and Economic Affairs transferred full ownership of Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) to ADQ, an Abu Dhabi based investment and holding company.   Etihad Airways is a global leader in air travel, recognized for its best-in-class service and sustainable travel experience, traveling to 63 destinations in 42 countries. The transfer of EAG complements ADQ’s efforts to transform Abu Dhabi into a global aviation ......read more

WIZZ Your Way Along The Silk Road With Wizz Air Abu Dhabi This Fall

The national airline adds new historic destination at the crossroads of culture in Uzbekistan, expanding convenient, affordable travel for all 12 October 2022, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, has launched an exciting new route from Abu Dhabi to the ancient city of Samarkand, one of the most important sites on the Silk Road. This exciting new destination is the second largest city in Uzbekistan and situated at the crossroads of world cultures for over two and a half millennia. The new route will provide hassle-free, point-to-point travel for tourists and residents in both the UAE and Uzbekistan. Tickets are already on sale on wizzair.com and the airline’s mobile app with fares starting as low as AED149 *. The national airline now flies to more than 36 destinations within ......read more

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi Celebrates The Arrival Of Its Sixth Aircraft And Ramping Up Operations With An Exciting Promo

The national airline celebrates the addition of a new state-of-the-art Airbus A321neo aircraft to its fleet and announces an exciting 15 percent promotion on tickets  Wizz Air Abu Dhabi ramp up operations by adding additional frequencies that will be operated by the sixth aircraft 06 October 2022, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, has announced an exciting promotion with 15 percent off selected flights to and from Abu Dhabi until 14 December for bookings made between 6 and 7 October. The airline aims to capitalise on the increasing demand for travel by providing its customers with exciting travel opportunities and experiences over the autumn period and beyond.  The airline has recently ramped up operations by adding additional frequencies to some marvellous ......read more

Etihad Airways Takes Home Top Awards From Airline Economics

• Airline scoops Middle East & Africa Airline of the Year award in recognition of financial transformation and innovation in sustainable financing   • Chief Financial Officer, Adam Boukadida, named Middle East & Africa CFO of the Year for second year running   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways has picked up top honours at the prestigious 2022 Airline Economics Middle East, Africa & Islamic Aviation 100 Awards yesterday evening.   The carrier won the coveted Middle East & Africa Airline of the Year Award, with Chief Financial Officer Adam Boukadida receiving the Middle East & Africa CFO of the Year award for the second consecutive year.   Now in their 11th year, the Airline Economics awards are held annually to recognise exceptional businesses, ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports Welcomes Vistara

Abu Dhabi Airports (AD Airports) today welcomed the launch of Vistara from Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), catering to increased passenger demand to and from Mumbai, India. Vistara, a joint venture of Tata group and Singapore Airlines, will begin operations from AUH on 1st October 2022, flying from Terminal 1.

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Etihad Airways To Host Arab Air Carriers' Organization AGM

Under the patronage of His Excellency Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi, Chairman of Etihad Aviation Group and Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will host the Arab Air Carriers’ Organization (AACO) 55th Annual General Meeting (AGM), to be held in Abu Dhabi from 24 to 26 October. The opening ceremony will be held at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, welcoming senior aviation leaders and decision-makers with the participation of 34 airlines from across the region, as well as international and regional organisations in the aviation sector.  His Excellency Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa, Chairman of Etihad Aviation Group, stated: "We are proud Etihad Airways is hosting the upcoming AACO Annual General Meeting for the second time since 2011. ......read more

IFED and Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism Announce 12th World Congress of Esthetic Dentistry

Supported by Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 29 September, 2022: The International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry – IFED, the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, and INDEX Conference and Exhibitions Organization Est. jointly announced that preparations are at full swing for the upcoming 12th World Congress of Esthetic Dentistry. The announcement came at a press conference held at the Conrad Hotel in Abu Dhabi to discuss matters relating to IFED 2022, which is also supported by the Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau. IFED 2022 press conference panelists in attendance were Dr. Esam Takshandi, IFED Conference Chairman; Mr. Mubarak AlShamsi, Director, Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau - Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism; and Eng. Anas Al Madani, ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone Ready to Welcome New Cargo Businesses at Cargo Village and Terminal

26 September 2022 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone (ADAFZ), a subsidiary of AD Airports, revealed that they are approaching successful completion of the Cargo Village and Terminal rehabilitation project. As part of an expansion strategy to increase cargo capacity, enhance operational capabilities and attract new business opportunities, the project has equipped the cargo facilities within ADAFZ with vital upgrades that meet the latest aviation industry standards. Among the most vital upgrades is the new cool storage facility, developed in collaboration with Etihad Airport Services and Etihad Cargo, which will enable the airport to handle temperature-sensitive air cargo, such as pharmaceuticals, healthcare and life sciences products, in optimal conditions. With a dedicated temperature-controlled area of more than ......read more

Etihad Named Best Airline Staff Service In The Middle East

Prestigious award presented by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways, has been awarded Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. The accolade recognises the care and attention to detail the airline’s teams give to customers’ needs throughout their journeys. Mohammad Al Bulooki, Group Chief Operating Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “The Etihad family is grateful for this recognition from Skytrax which underlines the ambition to offer an unmatched proposition for travellers. “As air travel comes soaring back this year, Etihad’s award-winning service aligned with a deep-seated commitment to sustainability, is proving to be a popular combination with ......read more

Etihad Guest and Utu Partner to Bring Extra Rewards to Etihad Guest Members

The utu and Etihad Guest partnership will allow travellers intent on discovering the world to get more out of their travel with upsized benefits and tax rebates.    Abu Dhabi, UAE -- Singapore-based travel-tech company utu (utu Pte Ltd) has announced that Etihad Guest, the frequent flyer programme of the UAE’s national airline Etihad Airways, will now allow Etihad Guest members to shop tax-free globally with the utu Tax-Free Card.   Etihad’s Vice President Loyalty & Partnerships, Kim Hardaker said, “With nearly 8 million members globally, we’re constantly innovating and expanding our network of global partners to provide even greater rewards for being an Etihad Guest member. Today, we’re pleased to join forces with utu to allow our members to earn Miles as well benefit from ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports Launches New Initiative to Empower Next Generation of Aviation Professionals

The new “ASAAS” programme will facilitate recruitment, training and development of young Emirati talent  Abu Dhabi, UAE – 20 September 2022: Abu Dhabi Airports, the operator of the emirate’s five airports, announced today the launch of “ASAAS”, a new programme that aims to attract, recruit and train Emirati university graduates who are interested in joining the aviation sector. The programme will seek to empower them with knowledge and experience in airport operations and management.  As part of this programme, the successful university graduates will receive on-the-job training over a six-month period that is fully sponsored by Abu Dhabi Airports in collaboration with leading educational institutions. The training has been designed to cover a wide range of industry-relevant subjects, ......read more

Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2022 Chooses Etihad Airways As Official Airline Sponsor

The event reinforces the position of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as a key regional hub for aviation    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Etihad Airways has been named the official Airline Sponsor of Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2022. The national carrier for Abu Dhabi will be the exclusive sponsor of the anticipated 18,000 attendee event. The airline will also support one of the key panel discussions: Making Aviation Green: Sustainability in the Aviation Ecosystem. The Abu Dhabi Air Expo supports development of Abu Dhabi as an aviation hub for general, business and commercial aviation. The conference will bring together insight and knowledge from local and international stakeholders to deliver engaging content, inspire new thinking and encourage aerospace development by attracting new players to the region. “As the ......read more

Etihad Continues to Invest in the Us Market With Increased Flights & Expanded Partnership

● Increased market performance and record demand lead Etihad to increase flight routes between New York and Abu Dhabi starting in November  ● Etihad enhances codeshare partnership with JetBlue to provide customers with more options  ● The airline celebrated its milestones with US partners at an event in New York City last night    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, continues to strengthen its commitment in the US market with increased flights from New York’s JFK International Airport on the heels of the launch of the airline’s new A350 aircraft, and an expanded partnership with JetBlue. Last night, Etihad invited friends and partners to an event in New York at Cipriani Downtown to celebrate the ......read more

July Passenger Demand Remains Strong

7 September 2022 (Geneva) - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced passenger data for July 2022 showing that the recovery in air travel continues to be strong.    Note: We have returned to year-on-year traffic comparisons, instead of comparisons with the 2019 period, unless otherwise noted. Owing to the low traffic base in 2021, some markets will show very high year-on-year growth rates, even if the size of these markets is still significantly smaller than they were in 2019.   • Total traffic in July 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) was up 58.8% compared to July 2021. Globally, traffic is now at 74.6% of pre-crisis levels.  • Domestic traffic for July 2022 was up 4.1% compared to the year-ago period and is now driving the recovery. Total July 2022 ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports Appoints Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri as New MD & CEO

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 1 September 2022: Abu Dhabi Airports has appointed H.E. Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. A seasoned business leader, Al Dhaheri’s appointment will continue the journey of success achieved by Shareef Hashim Al Hashmi for Abu Dhabi Airports, taking the organisation to the next phase of transformation to become a regional leader in airport management and operations Al Dhaheri brings more than 27 years of experience in leadership positions across several prominent companies in Abu Dhabi. For five years, Al Dhaheri was the Chief Executive Officer of General Holding Corporation (Senaat), before ending his tenure in 2020 to lead ADQ’s newly formed food and agri-tech company Silal, also as Chief Executive Officer.  Al Dhaheri is currently Chairman of the Board of ......read more

Etihad Cargo Enhances Customer Service Capabilities with Contact Centre System Upgrade

• Etihad Cargo has transitioned to the Microsoft Dynamics 365-driven Pulse CRM to optimise response times and make it easier for customers to communicate and provide feedback   • The new system will enable Etihad Cargo's Customer Contact Centre to track all queries, improve response times and further improve customer service quality   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Aviation Group, has enhanced its customer service capabilities with the launch of Microsoft Dynamics 365 based Pulse CRM, which will enable the carrier to meet customer demands more proactively.   Etihad Cargo's Customer Contact Centre handles over 13,000 transactions per month, including customer enquiries and feedback, bookings and information requests. As the ......read more

Etihad Pilot makes History as UAE's First Female Emirati Captain in Commercial Aviation

Captain Aisha Al Mansoori trailblazing for women in aviation Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, this week celebrated Captain Aisha Al Mansoori who has become the UAE’s first female Emirati Captain in a commercial airline. This is a significant milestone for aviation within the UAE and part of Etihad’s efforts to expand the roles of women in aviation, in particular the pilot community.  The command upgrade ceremony took place at Etihad's Crew Briefing Centre in the presence of the pilot's family, her peers in Etihad’s pilot community, and the airline's senior management. The 33-year-old Captain joined Etihad's Cadet Pilot programme in October 2007 and was one of only two UAE National females in her batch. In 2010, Aisha Al Mansoori ......read more

Ladies' Night at Yas Waterworld: Celebrate Emirati Women's Day at the only Emirati Themed Waterpark!

Abu Dhabi, UAE - 24 August 2022: Start the Emirati Women’s Day celebrations earlier this week by grabbing all your gal pals and enjoying Ladies’ Night at Yas Waterworld, the only Emirati themed waterpark. Taking place on Friday August 26th from 5:00 PM till 11:00PM with an all-female staff to ensure 100% privacy. Ladies’ Night is one of Yas Waterworld’s most popular events that allow female guests to enjoy all of the waterpark’s exhilarating rides and embark on exciting water adventures. With a live female DJ setting the mood with music, ladies can sway to the tunes while beating the heat with refreshing mocktails available all day long. To those who want to get moving, Ladies’ Night offers Zumba classes where guests can blow off some steam and get their heart rate up through instructed dance ......read more

Etihad Airways Boosts Flights to New York-JFK This Winter

11 weekly services connecting Abu Dhabi to the Big Apple from 15 November Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways will be making travel to the United States more convenient this winter by increasing flights to New York. From 15 November, Etihad will add four weekly flights on the Abu Dhabi – New York route, providing a total of 11 weekly nonstop services to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). The new flights will be operated with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, while existing daily services will continue on Etihad’s new Airbus A350 aircraft, which has been deployed on the New York route since June. These aircraft types are two of the most efficient in the world, with significantly less fuel burn and CO2 emissions than previous-generation twin aisle aircraft. The frequency increase will provide ......read more

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to Defer the Start Date of Its Flight Operations from Abu Dhabi to Moscow until Further Notice

The national airline defers the start date to further notice due to the industry supply chain limitations 19, August 2022 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low fare national airline of the UAE, regrets to inform its customers that the airline has had to defer the start date of its flight operations from Abu Dhabi to Moscow until further notice due to industry supply chain limitations. Passengers with reservations on these flights will be contacted via email and presented their options to obtain refunds in the original method of payment or 120% of the ticket fare in WIZZ credit to be utilized for WIZZ flights and services, all possible directly via their customer accounts on wizzair.com. 

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Wizz Air Abu Dhabi Relaunches Route to Moscow

08 August 2022, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low fare national airline of the UAE, today announced it will resume its operation to Moscow, Russia. The flights will operate daily from 3 October 2022. Tickets are on sale on wizzair.com and the airline’s mobile app, with fares starting as low as AED 359*.  Michael Berlouis, Managing Director of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, said: “Wizz Air Abu Dhabi is operating a network of 34 destinations within a five-hour flight time radius of Abu Dhabi, providing ultra-low fares to a variety of diverse destinations. We support the UAE’s travel and tourism industry by enhancing connectivity both regionally and globally, in line with national regulations and policies.” Strategically located in the UAE, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi provides ultra-low fare, hassle-free and ......read more

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi Launches Competition with Free Tickets on a Mystery Flight to an Unknown Destination

Exciting competition for adventure seekers to #GetLostwithWizz on the airline’s first ever flight from the UAE to a mystery destination  25 July 2022, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, today launches the ‘#GetLostwithWizz’ competition in the UAE. This unique competition encourages travellers to seize the moment, live life to the fullest and create unforgettable memories in a mystery destination in the vast and expanding Wizz Air Abu Dhabi network.  A Wizz Air plane full of adventure seekers will take flight to an undisclosed destination, where they will then spend the weekend ‘getting lost’ in a new experience. The flight will depart from  Abu Dhabi on Friday 26 August and return on Sunday 28 August 2022.  The competition ......read more

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to Expand Its Ever-Growing Network with the Launch of Flights to Kuwait and the Maldives

• Flights to Kuwait commence from 30 October and underpin Wizz Air Abu Dhabi’s commitment to the Gulf Region • From 04 October, flights to the Maldives will begin, making the dream island paradise more accessible and affordable than ever • The routes will be operated onboard Wizz Air Abu Dhabi’s newest Airbus aircraft, which is expected to join the national airline’s fleet later this year    21, July 2022 - Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, today announces it will launch two new routes from Abu Dhabi to the idyllic island paradise of the Maldives, and the airline’s fifth key destination in the Gulf, Kuwait. Tickets are on sale now on wizzair.com and on the airline’s mobile app, with fares starting from just AED ......read more

Etihad Airways Partners with Junk Kouture

The World Final of Junk Kouture 2022 hosted at Etihad Arena on 11 January 2023  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates announces its partnership with Junk Kouture, the world’s largest sustainable youth fashion competition.     Junk Kouture’s partnership with Etihad Airways will see an exciting offering across multiple communication channels, joining the sustainability goals and efforts of both companies. As part of the agreement, Etihad will provide flights to all competing teams in Junk Kouture across five international markets. Locally, Etihad will donate obsolete aircraft items such as old seat covers, carpets, cabin crew uniforms and life vests to UAE schools participating in Junk Kouture for upcycling and use in their ......read more

Etihad Airways Announces First Nft Collection: Ey-Zero1

NFT collection of 3D aircraft models will provide owners with benefits and support procurement of sustainable fuel    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today announced the upcoming release of the airline’s first non-fungible token (NFT) collection, ‘EY-ZERO1’.   The utility-driven series features ten highly detailed 3D aircraft models, each one showcasing a unique Etihad Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner livery. A total of 2003 limited-edition collectibles, symbolising the year when Etihad Airways was established, will go on sale at 6pm UAE time on 21 July. The collectibles include Etihad’s Manchester City FC and Greenliner-themed aircraft, among others. "We're excited to launch our first NFT collection, EY-ZERO1, ......read more

Etihad Airways ‘Sustainable 50' A350 Makes Inaugural Flight to New York

• From today, all Etihad New York and Chicago flights will be operated by the airline’s new A350 fleet, providing best-in-class inflight service • The ‘Sustainable50’ programme drives operational efficiencies and supports Etihad’s decarbonisation efforts   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways celebrated the arrival of its new Airbus A350-1000 in the United States following the inaugural commercial flight from Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on 30 June. The aircraft, which accommodates 371 passengers, is one of five new Airbus A350s to join Etihad’s fleet this year.   From today, all Etihad flights servicing New York and Chicago O’Hare International Airport will be operated by the ......read more

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The national airline enhances connectivity in the UAE and shares love of travel with more convenient flight times this summer 28, June 2022, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, has announced additional flights from Abu Dhabi to capitalise on the increasing demand for travel. Providing hassle-free, affordable travel for tourists and residents in ......read more

Etihad Airways Expands Fast Self-Service Bag Drop Facilities as Travel Demand Surges…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – As travellers begin flying for the summer holidays, Etihad Airways is expanding its quick self-service bag drop facilities at Abu Dhabi International Airport. The service provides a faster check-in experience and can accommodate a greater number of guests who will then be able to skip the queues.   Once checked-in online, the self-service ......read more

Etihad Airways Launches Three New Offers for Guests to Enjoy Their Stopover in Abu Dhabi…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways is inviting guests for an unforgettable stopover in Abu Dhabi with three different offers that suit all tastes and budgets.   With the relaunch of Etihad Stopovers, travellers can benefit from 40% discounted prices at one of Abu Dhabi’s premium four-star and five-star hotels participating in this campaign, or from a one or ......read more

Mehmet Tevfik Nane New Chair of the IATA Board…

20 June 2022:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Pegasus Airlines Vice-Chairperson of the Board (Managing Director) Mehmet Tevfik Nane has assumed his duties as Chair of the IATA Board of Governors (BoG) for a one-year term, effective from the conclusion of the 78th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Doha, Qatar on 21 June. Nane is the 80th chair of the IATA ......read more

Travel Recovery Rebuilding Airline Profitability -Resilient Industry Cuts Losses to $9.7 billion…

20 June 2022: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced an upgrade to its outlook for the airline industry’s 2022 financial performance as the pace of recovery from the COVID-19 crisis quickens. Forecast highlights include:   • Industry losses are expected to reduce to -$9.7 billion (improved from the October 2021 forecast for an $11.6 billion loss) for a ......read more

Aviation Leaders Assemble in Doha for IATA's 78th AGM…

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), announced that leaders of the global aviation industry are gathering in Doha, Qatar, for the 78th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit (WATS), with Qatar Airways as the host airline. The event (19-21 June) attracts the industry’s most senior leaders from among IATA’s 290 member airlines, as well as ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports Re-Opens Terminal 2 at AUH as Passenger Volumes Increase…

23 May 2022 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: As passenger volumes, routes and airlines increase, Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) has recently re-opened Terminal 2 where 5 airline partners are now operating over 50 weekly flights bringing the total number of airlines operating from all terminals at AUH to 26. Further ramp up at this terminal is scheduled during May with the addition of ......read more

Dive into the Paradise Delights of the Red Sea with Wizz Air Abu Dhabi This Summer…

The national airline adds new coastal destination in Jordan, expanding convenient, affordable travel for all 29, April 2022, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-cost national airline of the UAE, has launched an exciting new route from Abu Dhabi to Aqaba, the southernmost city in Jordan. The exciting new destination, sitting on the northeast tip of the Red Sea, provides ......read more

Etihad Publishes 2020-2021 Sustainability Report Showcasing Achievements of Greenliner Programme…

• Despite impact of Covid19 on global aviation, Etihad’s Greenliner programme implemented key sustainability initiatives throughout 2020 and 2021 to test and develop long term decarbonisation solutions for the entire industry • Clear and ambitious path forward with 2025, 2035 and 2050 emissions targets • Introduction of Sustainable50 programme to expand Etihad’s ......read more

Etihad Engineering Signs Component Agreement with Touchdown Aviation…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – April 21, 2022:  Etihad Engineering, one of the world’s leading maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services providers, has signed a Component Agreement with Touchdown Aviation (TDA), a global specialist in the supply, loan, exchange, and repair of aircraft components.  As part of the agreement, TDA will provide Etihad Engineering ......read more

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