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Etihad Airways To Fly To Milan In Italy  
User currently offlineEtihadAirways From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 160 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4580 times:

There is a lot of changing that is going to happen to Etihad Airways this summer 2007
So let's sum them in these points

1- Overall there will be 18% increase in Etihad Flights to all routes that’s will make 40 additional flights from Abu Dhabi to it's world wide network ass fallow

Middle East: 15 additional flights
Indian Sub content: 6 additional flights
Africa: 6 additional flights
Europe: 5 additional flights
Far East: 8 additional flights

2- Also Etihad Airways will start new flights to Sydney from Mar / Dublin from Aug / Milan from Sep

3- TO Support the additional flights and new routs Etihad Airways will receive 6 new aircrafts from now till Aug 2007 (4 A330.200 & 2 A340.600)

Etihad Airways Says it just approved its Strategy for the next three years and soon it will announce its plans for the 2007/2008 winter Season.

Let's not forget that Etihad Airways is only three years old & this little time it achieved what other airliners could not do in many years All the Best to Etihad

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User currently offlineDetroiter From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 63 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4515 times:

Very informative summery, actually I believe that Emirates are too proud of themselves and forgot that they need to compete with other airlines in the region. That is why I think QR and Etihad will have great chance to grow and gain more market size

User currently offlineGFA330 From Turkey, joined Oct 2006, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4487 times:

Any idea when they will start flying to Turkey IST ??

User currently offlineEtihadAirways From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4432 times:

Detroiter

I think your right Emirates is great Airline with great network but it needs to improve in some areas for example Emirates business class is not attractive anymore when you compare it to Etihad flatbed seats which almost look like a privet suite also Virgin Atlantic, Singapore & Cathy Pacific have way better seats than Emirates. Of course the seat is not everything you're looking at but it's important alongside the good service/catering and the IFE.

If you fly Emirates Business class in one of its A330.200 fleet you will get 2-3-2 configuration which is really bad if you compare it to most airlines which have 2-2-2 configuration in their A330 Fleet.


GFA330

For the summer 2007 there is nothing about Turkey IST but who knows things change really fast here in Etihad but for now it's not in Etihads Priority List.


User currently offlineAirlinefreak1 From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 260 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4388 times:

Thanks for the update ,

Shame MAN doesnt get the B77W, apparently MAN is very successful. so wonder why B77W wont be used there after March?
LGW still seems to be on the booking systems and on Amadeus post 26 march, 07 . is that route definately being axed ?

Any news on improving inflight meals ? ground services ? the hub AUH ?

regards


User currently offlineBrightCedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1288 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4354 times:

They still need to increase frequencies to existing destinations if you ask me.
I'm off to the UAE for a week this Saturday and by lack of frequency (not flying on days that help maximize my stay there) I won't be taking Etihad Airways' nonstop BRU-AUH, which happens to be the only direct flight linking BRU with the Gulf.
I really think they should look at QR and opt for the 319LR for routes like BRU to enable daily flights both ways.



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User currently onlineFlying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4346 times:
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No doubt that QR end EY are rapidly developing and that their product is really convincing in the way that it is more uniformed than EK's... But EK's strengh is their DXB hub, one of the world's most impressive airport.

I've never been to AUH, but that airport seems really old fashioned.

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User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2175 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4292 times:

Whoa, they're stopping LGW?

Henry


User currently offlineKevin777 From Denmark, joined Sep 2006, 1165 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4292 times:

Quoting EtihadAirways (Reply 3):
If you fly Emirates Business class in one of its A330.200 fleet you will get 2-3-2 configuration which is really bad if you compare it to most airlines which have 2-2-2 configuration in their A330 Fleet.

And let's not forget 3-4-3 in Y in a 777... uuuuuhhhhh.....

Quoting BrightCedars (Reply 5):
I really think they should look at QR and opt for the 319LR for routes like BRU to enable daily flights both ways

hmm...I beg to differ.. The M.E. carriers need the volume to support their (often) lower one-stop fares; a 319 does not allow for this

But congrats to Milan (MXP I guess?) and EY you are most welcome at CPH!

Kevin777  Smile



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User currently offlineEtihadAirways From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4217 times:

Airlinefreak1

You are Welcome  Smile
Etihad Airways will fly to London Gatwick till 26 Mar after that it will suspend the route. Also from 26 Mar Etihad will increase London Heathrow Flights from 12 to 14.

The in-flight service is being closely reviewed to improve it in all classes during the next coming months

The latest News about the ground service was that Etihad recently opened it's dedicated premium check in faculty for both Diamond & Pearl Zone in Abu Dhabi Airport. Also it's expanding its chuffer driver service in more destinations around the world.

About the Hub Abu Dhabi is building a stat of the art brand new airport which will be ready by 2010 (will cost 21 billion AED) till then to accommodate the growth number of passenger and Etihad expanding planes Etihad Airways will get its own Terminal set to open by the mid 2008


BA777

Yes Etihad Airways will Suspend Gatwick and will go twice daily to Heathrow effective 26 Mar but as I said before things change really fast at Etihad and the routes are being evaluated very closely.

Etihad Airways is not as many thinks it dose not want to operate any route for prestige or what ever it wants to be a successful airline and be profitable to support its Future growth plans.


User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2175 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4202 times:

Ah they are very nice to look at on the ramp at LGW, especially on the rare occasion that the sun is shining! However, moving more into LHR is probably a good move in the long term  Smile

Henry


User currently offlineEtihadAirways From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4193 times:

BA777

I Agree with you  Smile


User currently offlineSpeedbird128 From Pitcairn Islands, joined Oct 2003, 1648 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4180 times:

Quoting Airlinefreak1 (Reply 4):
the hub AUH ?

OK well short term, construction is underway for a new Etihad terminal, which will have 9 contact gates, and will go a long way to sorting out the congestion in the current abysmal terminal. Continued below...  Smile

Quoting Flying Belgian (Reply 6):
I've never been to AUH, but that airport seems really old fashioned.

Don't compliment it like that!! They may just keep it then  Wink

Quoting EtihadAirways (Thread starter):
Etihad Airways Says it just approved its Strategy for the next three years and soon it will announce its plans for the 2007/2008 winter Season.

With only 6 more A332's and 4 A346's on order (and the A380's due much later), I wonder exactly how much more they can expand their route network on their current fleet. They will have to become masters of aircraft scheduling.

Quoting EtihadAirways (Reply 9):
About the Hub Abu Dhabi is building a stat of the art brand new airport which will be ready by 2010

I really don't think so. The new runway will be open in 2008, but just judging the amount of time wasted in building this little terminal at the Echo ramp, it will be a while beyond 2010 in my opinion for the new airport of 80-odd gates, road infrastructure etc etc



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User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4117 times:

Disappointing news about the LGW route being axed.

User currently offlineTheArtist From Sweden, joined Feb 2007, 3 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 3995 times:

Very nice info
How about flights from europe to India/Pakistan anything new there??

Maybe a stupid question but it seems that you work for etihad..
as a pilot maybe?


User currently offlineMindscape From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3939 times:

Quoting EtihadAirways (Thread starter):
3- TO Support the additional flights and new routs Etihad Airways will receive 6 new aircrafts from now till Aug 2007 (4 A330.200 & 2 A340.600)

Interesting information... i believe EY is the only airline to operate soon both the A346 and B77W... what will be the respective usage of each aircraft type by EY (markets, configurations, destinations...)?


User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3895 times:

I know EK and EY are different airlines serving different markets with differing strategys but I find it interesting EY are pulling their daily service from AUH and moving it up the road whereas EK have increased their LGW ops to 3x daily, is it simply a case of DXB has far more demand (especially O&D) than AUH and so EK can support smaller routes like LGW, MAN, NCL etc whereas EY need the connections LHR provide?

User currently onlineEjazz From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2002, 721 posts, RR: 34
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3830 times:

LGW is being suspended and not axed and could well appear again in the near future. For now the B77W on the LGW route could be used more efficiently elsewhere with suggestions that the A332 operating to MAN may be replaced with it.

CGK will go daily so accounting for one of the available B77W rotations.

JNB will go daily with the A332 and an extra flight will be operated to Khartoum.

LHR is going double daily but if they could only get more LHR slots well most will know the answer to that question.

As usual exciting times at EY.



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User currently offlineFiriko From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3747 times:

Quoting GFA330 (Reply 2):
Any idea when they will start flying to Turkey IST ??

Etihad Website lists Istanbul/Turkey as a destination in their route map. It is listed as destinations being currently served with a red dot.

However, I don't think you can book it yet.

It looks like the website is a head of the company..

Looks promising...


User currently offlineEtihadAirways From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3644 times:

Quoting TheArtist (Reply 14):
as a pilot maybe?

Hopefully soon am still an Aviation student  Smile


User currently offlineTheArtist From Sweden, joined Feb 2007, 3 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3544 times:

cool good luck with that man:D

PS
you have IM


User currently offlineEtihadAirways From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3445 times:

Thanks Thats so sweet from you
whish for you all the best 2 ...  Smile


User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3387 times:

Quoting BrightCedars (Reply 5):
They still need to increase frequencies to existing destinations if you ask me.
I'm off to the UAE for a week this Saturday and by lack of frequency (not flying on days that help maximize my stay there) I won't be taking Etihad Airways' nonstop BRU-AUH, which happens to be the only direct flight linking BRU with the Gulf.
I really think they should look at QR and opt for the 319LR for routes like BRU to enable daily flights both ways.

I'm with you! I think it is still needed to increase frequencies on all existing routes to a daily schedule. But an A319LR is in my eyes not the best think to do that. They should do the same thing like for example LH. Lufthansa has a lot of flights to Asia and Africa with two destinations. For example LH772 / 782 departs every day the same time to BKK, but continues three times a week to SGN and the other days to KUL. The same could be done with EY's flight for example the FRA flight! Instead of laying around on the tarmac at FRA for almost 6 hours the flight could continue to BRU or AMS or somewhere in UK.
Don't you think this would make more money and yields???


User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3384 times:

Quoting Firiko (Reply 18):
Etihad Website lists Istanbul/Turkey as a destination in their route map. It is listed as destinations being currently served with a red dot.

isn't this a EY Cargo route?


User currently offlineEtihadAirways From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3317 times:

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 23):
isn't this a EY Cargo route?

No Up to Now Etihad Airways Don't fly to Turkey at all  Smile


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