Latvia’s airBaltic has just announced a cooperation with Etihad Airways to establish direct service between Riga and Abu Dhabi.
Beleaguered airline Air Berlin is to cut its fleet by half and is all set to lay off 1,000 employees by the end of this year. The airline, which is in a tailspin caused by stiff competition, and the delayed opening of Berlin Brandenburg Airport, plans to reduce its fleet to about 70 aircraft and cut its workforce down to 7,600 employees.
According to the reports, Air Berlin’s biggest shareholder, Etihad Airways, was in talks with Lufthansa and travel company TUI over chopping up the dead weight and aircraft of the troubled airline. The reports paint a picture of a kind of midair rescue where TUI’s German airline TUIfly and Air Berlin’s Austrian subsidiary Niki might absorb unwanted parts of the business.
The UAE’s national airline, Etihad Airways has boosted their frequency of flights in between Abu Dhabi and Athens. According to the news, the route will now get 1o flights rather than 7 per week. Beginning July 2nd, passengers traveling from Athens will have far greater flexibility.
Etihad Airways, the national airline in the United Arab Emirates, is celebrating four years of operations in Russia this week. As their non-stop service between Moscow and Abu Dhabi has proven so successful, the airline is planning on expanding their Russian operations in the future. Since their debut in the Russian travel market, Etihad Airways […]