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Monthly Archives: May 2012

B777-300ER A6-ETK First Flight.


Etihad Boeing 777-3FXER A6-ETK made its first flight from Paine Field today as BOE261.

A320 A6-EIJ Returns from Rostov-on-Don.


Following its diversion on 16th May Etihad Airbus A320 A6-EIJ positioned Rostov-on-Don – Abu Dhabi today as EY69A.

Virgin Australia Boeing 777-300ER VH-VPE Operates for Etihad.


Virgin Australia Boeing 777-3GZER VH-VPE operated EY418 Abu Dhabi – Kuala Lumpur this morning on a wet-lease arrangement between turns on the VA29/VA30 Sydney – Abu Dhabi service. This arrangement will now operate each Sunday.

Etihad A320 A6-EIK Dubai World Centre Test Flight.


Etihad Airbus A320 A6-EIK operated an Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi test flight as EY9115 this morning including several passes along the length of the runway of the under construction Dubai World Centre airport.

A320 A6-EIN Rostov-on-Don Parts Delivery Flight.


Airbus A320 A6-EIN operated an Abu Dhabi – Rostov-on-Don rotation today as EY9969/EY9970 in order to deliver parts and crew for the repair of sister A6-EIJ which diverted to Rostov-on-Don whilst operating EY69 Abu Dhabi – Moscow Domedodovo on 17th May.

A320 A6-EIJ EY69 Rostov On Don Diversion.


Etihad Airbus A320 A6-EIJ operating EY69 Abu Dhabi – Moscow Domodedovo diverted to Rostov On Don today following an emergency descent due to a loss of cabin pressure. The flight was terminated and the return EY68 cancelled.

Etihad to Launch Ahmedabad Service.


Etihad Airways today announced a new Abu Dhabi – Ahmedabad service to commence on 1st November 2012.

The A320 service will operate daily to the following schedule:

EY216 Abu Dhabi 2245 – Ahmedabad 0320+1

EY217 Ahmedabad 0510 – Abu Dhabi 0705.

Etihad To Launch Addis Ababa Service.


Etihad Airways today announced a new Abu Dhabi – Addis Ababa service to commence on 2nd November 2012.

The A320 service will operate 5 x weekly (No flights Thursday or Saturday) to the following schedule:

EY681 Abu Dhabi 0945 – Addis Ababa 1230

EY682 Addis Ababa 1455 – Abu Dhabi 1925

Etihad Cancels 7 Airbus A350-1000s.


Airbus today revealed that Etihad had cancelled orders for seven Airbus A350-1000 aircraft taking its commitment of the type down to twelve aircraft.

Etihad Takes Stake in Aer Lingus.


Etihad Airways today announced that it had taken a 2.9% stake in Ireland’s Aer Lingus. Etihad stated that it will now enter talks with Aer Lingus which may result in the shareholding being significantly increased.

Etihad A320 A6-EIA Returns from Cairo.


Following yesterday’s technical issue Etihad Airbus A320 A6-EIA positioned Cairo – Abu Dhabi today as EY656A.