etihadairways
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Airliners.net Exclusive..First Look At Etihad A320

Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:28 am

Hi every one sorry for the bad quality of the photos.
This is Etihad A320 … it looks nice and hopefully we can see more of these babies in the fleet soon.

Enjoy …. ^_^

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff27/babyboy_uae/EYA320.jpg

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff27/babyboy_uae/EYA320-2.jpg

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff27/babyboy_uae/EYA320-1.jpg

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff27/babyboy_uae/EYA320-3.jpg

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[Edited 2007-09-03 02:30:36]
 
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RE: Airliners.net Exclusive..First Look At Etihad

Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:55 am

Quoting EtihadAirways (Thread starter):
This is Etihad A320

That was quick! They only announced the introduction of the A320's a few weeks back.... was obviously in the pipeline for a while. I presume this aircraft is on lease from somewhere?

Although I'm not a big fan of EY's livery, I must say it looks quite good on the A320.
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bok269
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RE: Airliners.net Exclusive..First Look At Etihad A320

Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:10 am

Awesome...looks great. thanks for posting.
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stylo777
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RE: Airliners.net Exclusive..First Look At Etihad A320

Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:12 am

great! on which routes this baby will operate'?
 
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RE: Airliners.net Exclusive..First Look At Etihad A320

Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:19 am

Quoting JoKeR (Reply 1):
Although I'm not a big fan of EY's livery, I must say it looks quite good on the A320.

I agree. That weird eagle shit on the tail is downright menacing. But they're a very promising airline, I have flown their 777-300s from London to Abu Dhabi en route to and from Iran and had great flights, some of the best ever. Another couple of years and they'll really be rocking and rolling. And to come back to what Joker said, that livery looks great on the A320, even the spooky eagle shit. Alway like the fuselage design actually but here again, it looks really great on the A320.

I bet Etihad's A320s are really pimped out like the MEA A321s (only 150 pax), proper big business class seats in the front, AVOD throughout etc.

(As a complete tangent, I was impressed to discover last week that Belavia's 737-500s have a fantastic business class, huge and comfortable recliners (2-2) with masses of legroom. Three rows goes almost back to the wing.)
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RE: Airliners.net Exclusive..First Look At Etihad A320

Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:14 pm

Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 4):
I agree. That weird eagle shit on the tail is downright menacing. But they're a very promising airline, I have flown their 777-300s from London to Abu Dhabi en route to and from Iran and had great flights, some of the best ever.

I agree. They are expanding quickly, but they appear to be trying to keep quality over quantity. I'm a big fan of most of the middle east carriers but i think with the rapid expansion of EK and QR, often, some service is lost.
 
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RE: Airliners.net Exclusive..First Look At Etihad A320

Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:20 pm

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 3):
great! on which routes this baby will operate'?

They are planning to use it on the inter gulf routes like DOH,BAH, etc as they obviously realized that it is not to good to send a 332 or even bigger on these routes.  Smile
 
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RE: Airliners.net Exclusive..First Look At Etihad A320

Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:28 pm

I really like the Etihad livery (More than EK)...

The fuselage is fantastic (painted) and the colours they use are amazing. I saw it up close on the SYD tarmac not too long ago and all i can say is whom ever designed it did a fantastic job. I hear the interior is really nice too!!

Cheers
 
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RE: Airliners.net Exclusive..First Look At Etihad A320

Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:29 pm

Beautiful! I love the EY livery and it looks great o the A320. Who did they lease it from?
 
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RE: Airliners.net Exclusive..First Look At Etihad A320

Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:30 pm

Very nice looks great in EY livery. Cant wait to see the interior.
 
stylo777
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RE: Airliners.net Exclusive..First Look At Etihad A320

Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:51 pm

Quoting OHLHD (Reply 6):
They are planning to use it on the inter gulf routes like DOH,BAH, etc as they obviously realized that it is not to good to send a 332 or even bigger on these routes. Smile

smart move as this will open widebody capacity on other routes they are needed for
 
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RE: Airliners.net Exclusive..First Look At Etihad A320

Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:55 pm

Anyone know where they are getting these aircraft from?

Thanks
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B742
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RE: Airliners.net Exclusive..First Look At Etihad A320

Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:57 pm

A bit more information on the A320 shown above.

The aircraft is an A320-211 equiped with CFM engines. It is ex. C-FMST of Air Canada and is leased from LAT Charter of Riga.

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The A320 shown above is the first of six A320s to join the EY fleet. Three will join in September and October. The other three will arrive in 2008.

The configuration is:
Business Class: 20
Economy Class: 120

The first city to be served was Tehran on the 1st September. Cities to be served with the A320s are Beirut, Dammam, Karachi, Muscat, Bahrain, Cairo, Doha, Kuwait, Amman, Damascus and Tehran.

Rob!  wave 
 
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RE: Airliners.net Exclusive..First Look At Etihad A320

Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:40 pm

and what about the seats? Are these the seats which are installed in their widebody fleet?
 
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RE: Airliners.net Exclusive..First Look At Etihad A320

Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:08 am

Quoting B742 (Reply 12):
The first city to be served was Tehran on the 1st September. Cities to be served with the A320s are Beirut, Dammam, Karachi, Muscat, Bahrain, Cairo, Doha, Kuwait, Amman, Damascus and Tehran.

I think people will be disappointed about the downgrade from A332 to A320. Cairo must be more than 3 hours flight from Abu Dahbi!

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RE: Airliners.net Exclusive..First Look At Etihad A320

Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:09 am

Quoting B742 (Reply 12):
ex. C-FMST of Air Canada

C/n 350, built 1992.

Quoting B742 (Reply 12):
The configuration is:
Business Class: 20
Economy Class: 120

Same as AC - presumably they do not have the old AC seats...
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mataus
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RE: Airliners.net Exclusive..First Look At Etihad A320

Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:53 am

Air Malta are suppling a/c and crew from the end of this month.

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RE: Airliners.net Exclusive..First Look At Etihad A320

Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:24 am

I'm pleasantly surprised, this is one of the first things they've done that differs from EK!  duck 

Quoting B742 (Reply 12):
The first city to be served was Tehran on the 1st September. Cities to be served with the A320s are Beirut, Dammam, Karachi, Muscat, Bahrain, Cairo, Doha, Kuwait, Amman, Damascus and Tehran.

....Also

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RE: Airliners.net Exclusive..First Look At Etihad A320

Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:43 am

I think that livery would have looked great on a 737-800 with winglets.
 
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RE: Airliners.net Exclusive..First Look At Etihad A320

Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:33 am

Quoting Mataus (Reply 16):
Air Malta are suppling a/c and crew from the end of this month.

Yes for 9H-AEQ and 9H-AEP. Both A320-214 models from Air Malta.

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Evan767
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RE: Airliners.net Exclusive..First Look At Etihad A320

Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:52 am

I was wondering if one of these UAE carriers would ever order a narrowbody. Glad to see Etihad did it, makes sense. Is Emirates up next?
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RE: Airliners.net Exclusive..First Look At Etihad A320

Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:08 am

Quoting Airnewzealand (Reply 7):
I really like the Etihad livery (More than EK)...

The fuselage is fantastic (painted) and the colours they use are amazing.

I agree more with Cedarjet that this eagle tail is more the flag of some intimidating and currupt dictatorship and not fit for a 21st century free airline.
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RE: Airliners.net Exclusive..First Look At Etihad A320

Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:33 am

Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 4):
I bet Etihad's A320s are really pimped out like the MEA A321s (only 150 pax), proper big business class seats in the front, AVOD throughout etc.

Ummm.... nope. They are actually pretty high density. Roughly akin to what you might find on a major US or European carrier.

Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 15):

Same as AC - presumably they do not have the old AC seats...

I should hope that they aren't keeping AC's interior config.... but that does sort of sound like it... kind of higher density than I had expected. If nothing else, they'd HAVE to get new seat covers.... AC's are quite distinctive.

Quoting MEA-707" class=quote target=_blank>MEA-707 (Reply 21):
I agree more with Cedarjet that this eagle tail is more the flag of some intimidating and currupt dictatorship and not fit for a 21st century free airline.

God forbid an aircraft livery shows a little character, it must be from some dictatorship. It isn't white like the European flag airlines, oh no!
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RE: Airliners.net Exclusive..First Look At Etihad A320

Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:00 am

Quoting B742 (Reply 12):
It is ex. C-FMST of Air Canada and is leased from LAT Charter of Riga.



Quoting B742 (Reply 19):
Yes for 9H-AEQ and 9H-AEP. Both A320-214 models from Air Malta.

Can someone tell my why Etihad is leasing a A320 from LAT Charter in RIX, then getting aircraft from Air Malta, while in July 2007 LAT Charter leased an A320 (YL-LCC) for three years to Air Malta. Is this a banker's game of some sort?
 
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RE: Airliners.net Exclusive..First Look At Etihad A320

Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:28 am

Quoting LY777 (Reply 14):
I think people will be disappointed about the downgrade from A332 to A320. Cairo must be more than 3 hours flight from Abu Dahbi!

3 hours is nothing on an A320... Although if I was a local there, I would be disappointed about a fairly large downgrade like that as well.
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RE: Airliners.net Exclusive..First Look At Etihad A320

Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:42 pm

Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 4):
That weird eagle shit on the tail is downright menacing. ...

the spooky eagle shit.

Just for your info: the eagle design is the national symbol of the UAE government. I wouldn't disparage it if I were you. It is definitely not meant to spook or menace anyone.  Smile

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RE: Airliners.net Exclusive..First Look At Etihad A320

Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:58 pm

Looks sweet. I'm glad EY are taking on narrow bodies. I'm still not totally sold on EKs wide bodies only approach.

Quoting B742 (Reply 12):
Beirut, Dammam, Karachi, Muscat, Bahrain, Cairo, Doha, Kuwait, Amman, Damascus and Tehran.

With only 3 320s? (3 are coming into play next year) The scheduling must be quite tight if that's the case.

Quoting Evan767 (Reply 20):
Glad to see Etihad did it, makes sense. Is Emirates up next?

EK will not add narrow bodies any time soon.

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etihadairways
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RE: Airliners.net Exclusive..First Look At Etihad A320

Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:09 pm

Quoting BigTom (Reply 25):
Just for your info: the eagle design is the national symbol of the UAE government. I wouldn't disparage it if I were you. It is definitely not meant to spook or menace anyone.

Can't agree more with wat you said about the Etihad logo ... Thanks ... ^_^

Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 18):
think that livery would have looked great on a 737-800 with winglets.

Yes your right .. would love to see it on the B737

Quoting B742 (Reply 12):
A bit more information on the A320 shown above.

Thanks for the info ... ^_^
 
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RE: Airliners.net Exclusive..First Look At Etihad A320

Wed Sep 05, 2007 11:27 pm

Quoting JoKeR (Reply 1):
They only announced the introduction of the A320's a few weeks back

Officially yes, however internally, they made a decision on this since last March, if not before. So it most definitely was in the plans for quite some time now.

The A320 does look great in EY's uniform  Smile I am curious now to see what the interior is like.


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