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Etihad Airways To Launch Geneva And Munich  
User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5294 posts, RR: 61
Posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks ago) and read 4987 times:

The usually reliable DPTS Association reports that Etihad Airways will launch 3 weekly flights from Abu Dhabi to Geneva/Munich from May 15th. "Circle" routing:

Tuesday/Sunday: Abu Dhabi - Munich - Geneva - Abu Dhabi.
Thursday: Abu Dhabi - Geneva - Munich - Abu Dhabi

Expected to be year-around, A330-200 operated of course.

Source: http://dptsassociation.homestead.com/news.html

Jeremiah



Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
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User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4791 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4924 times:

Good move...now what they need to do is try and get LH to codeshare with them in the future on this route as well as on some LH flights beyond MUC to popular European cities.

User currently offlineDebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2435 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4892 times:


Hi, I am looking desperate for more information on this airline.

-Who was the founder, who is behind this company?
-Is it true, that the airline just received an A340?
I couldn't find any information on heir web-site

BTW: Why does the home-pages of ETIHAD looks identically to EMIRATES??
http://www.etihadairways.com/
http://www.emirates.com/


User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5294 posts, RR: 61
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4830 times:

Debonair.

Not really a whole lot out there but to answer your questions:

- The chairman is Dr. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saif Al Nahyan. Company is wholly financed/backed by Abu Dhabi's government.
- No. Though they are apparently getting 2 Boeing 777s due to lack of available A330-200s.

Jeremiah

[Edited 2004-02-08 06:16:39]


Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineYegbey01 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1726 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4820 times:

Interesting destinations. Both not being served by GF (i believe).

I am sure more to come. The Abu Dhabi government will want out of GF sooner or later.


User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5294 posts, RR: 61
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4806 times:

Just got a rather interesting email from someone who saw this topic and decided not to reply directly. Apparently Etihad's chairman (Dr. ...) has a "rather special" relationship with Geneva which is why it just happens to be one of the company's first European routes.

Bit of a missed opportunity for GF / QR / EK though.

Jeremiah



Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4791 posts, RR: 43
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4783 times:

GF has a bigger HUB in BAHRAIN than ABU DHABI.

I dont think so that Etihad will go for B 777-200s!!!

There are plenty of A 332s avbl for lease in Europe and from the SE Asian carriers.


User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4775 times:

No, there aren't many more A330s available. All ex-Swissair and ex-Sabena planes could be placed, the two former Skyservice A333s will go to Malaysia. Currently not a single A330 is available in SE Asia.
And Volare's returned A330 are currently being placed, some will go to Qatar for example.
Etihad has contracted to lease a former SIA-A343 and it seems it was the last aircraft of that kind available.

I haven't heard of Etihad getting B777s, but where should they come from? There are four United B777-200ERs stored, plus one non-ER. Aeroflot might return their two leased ones, but nobody knows when.

Used modern widebody aircraft are rare in these days, so Etihad might go for new planes.


Regards
Udo


User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4791 posts, RR: 43
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4725 times:

With KOREAN AIR suffering a $ 250 million loss for the last year...Im sure that they would be interesting in leasing out some A 332s to Etihad for a short period??? SWISS too is having major financial problems so it could lease out one or two A 332s till the start of the peak summer season???

User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4685 times:

I doubt that Swiss would lease out more aircraft until end of March when the summer timetable starts. They seem to finally keep their 9 A332 + 9 A343 strategy. And Etihad might not be interested in short term leases due to cabin configuration.
Korean is currently getting rid of some older B747-400s (leases to Air India). It's always possible that they lease out their three A332s but up to that date I haven't heard anything on that and so it's pure speculation. I think they are fine with reducing B747s and using smaller aircraft.


Regards
Udo


User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9852 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4674 times:

How come there are no photo's to be found of Etihad Airways? I know their livery is very beautiful, I've seen a photo in Flight International once but haven't found any on airliners.net, jetphotos.net or planepictures.net.

Anyone knows why there isn't any photo of Etihad Airways on the net?

Regards A388


User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4791 posts, RR: 43
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4653 times:

Because they only fly to airports where I dont think so u can take pics of planes such as DAM-BEY and AUH or at least its v hard to take pics of planes on the tarmac.

User currently offlineDebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2435 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4570 times:


@Teahan/ALL

I found out today, that ETIHAD received on 21st january 2004 A340 A6-EYC;
ex 7T-VKL c/n 117

source:
http://www.airfleets.net/home/index.php


User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5294 posts, RR: 61
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4522 times:

@Debonair:

That's interesting, I thought that plane was headed elsewhere.

Jeremiah



Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineBoieng747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4468 times:

Hey,

Nice to see a new longhaul carrier in Geneva. There is certainly a lot of demand from the UAE to Geneva, I'm sure they'll be successful if they market it well.

On the side note what airport does Etihad plan to fly to in London?

Tim


User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4791 posts, RR: 43
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4406 times:

LH will be receiving their newly ordered A 333s this year and will be returning their leased A 332s so maybe ETIHAD could snap up those A 332s currently in use by LH.

Etihad should also look into the possibility of launching the A 332F and start freighter flights to UK-FRA-CDG-INDIA and HKG from its AUH hub.

Instead of concentrating of being a premium passenger airline owned by the AUH govt which too owns GF, dont u think that ET should have instead being an all cargo airline so that the AUH govt could then own GF and also an all cargo airline to support it on prime cargo routes where GF has a small presence or doesnt fly to at all!!! World aircargo demand has picked dramatically in the last 2 years and it was the main reason for CXs and other major Asian carrier's survival during the SARS crisis.


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