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Monthly Archives: June 2012

A319 A6-EIE Operates Beirut Extra.

29/06/2012

Etihad Airbus A319 A6-EIE operated an extra Abu Dhabi – Beirut rotation this evening as EY2537/EY2538.

B777-300ER A6-ETK Delivered.

28/06/2012

Etihad Boeing 777-3FXER A6-ETK departed Paine Field on delivery today routing direct to Abu Dhabi as EY9045. This brings the Etihad Boeing 777-300ER fleet up to 11 aircraft.

A320 A6-EIJ Peshawar Rescue Mission.

26/06/2012

Following the return of Etihad Airbus A320 A6-EIG to Peshawar due to a bird strike whilst operating EY262 Peshawar – Abu Dhabi yesterday, sister A320 A6-EIJ operated Abu Dhabi – Peshawar early this morning as EY261B in order to operate the delayed Peshawar – Abu Dhabi service as EY262B.

A320 A6-EIG EY262 Peshawar Bird Strike.

25/06/2012

Airbus A320 A6-EIG operating EY262 Peshawar – Abu Dhabi returned to Peshawar after a bird strike caused damage to the right hand engine.

A330-200 A6-EYM Operates Delayed EY8.

24/06/2012

EY8 Frankfurt – Abu Dhabi was again delayed overnight with Airbus A330-200 A6-EYM operating the flight this morning as EY8A. The revised schedule was planned before the aircraft left Abu Dhabi.

A320 A6-EIN Operates Cairo Extra.

23/06/2012

Etihad A320 A6-EIN operated an extra Abu Dhabi – Cairo extra late tonight as EY2535/EY2536.

Sao Paulo Schedule Update.

23/06/2012

Changes have been made to the previously announced schedule for the Abu Dhabi – Sao Paulo service to commence on 1st June 2012.

The new schedule for the Airbus A340-600 service during June 2013 is as follows:

EY191 Abu Dhabi 0815 – Sao Paulo 1620  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.

EY190 Sao Paulo 2245 – Abu Dhabi 2030+1 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.

A330-200 A6-EYS EY8 Frankfurt Delay.

22/06/2012

Etihad Airbus A330-200 A6-EYS arrived into Frankfurt as EY7 from Abu Dhabi today however tonight’s return EY8 has been delayed overnight and will operate tomorrow lunchtime as EY8A. It is not clear whether this is due to a technical issue or delays at Frankfurt meaning the aircraft missed curfew and minimum crew rest is required before the aircraft can fly.

A340-500 A6-EHA EY101 Boston Diversion.

22/06/2012

Etihad Airbus A340-541 A6-EHA operating EY101 Abu Dhabi – New York JFK diverted to Boston today due to long hold times at New York JFK. The aircraft then continued Boston – New York JFK as EY101A.

22/06/12 Etihad Flight Cancellations.

22/06/2012

The EY641/EY642 Abu Dhabi – Nairobi Airbus A320 rotation did not operate today.

21/06/12 Etihad Flight Cancellation.

21/06/2012

The EY395/EY396 Abu Dhabi – Doha Airbus A320 rotation did not operate today.

A320 A6-EIP Operates Cairo Extra.

16/06/2012

Etihad Airbus A320 A6-EIP operated an extra Abu Dhabi – Cairo rotation this evening as EY2533/EY2534.

A330-300 A6-AFF Operates Delayed EY862.

16/06/2012

Etihad Airbus A330-300 A6-AFF operated last night’s delayed EY862 Abu Dhabi – Shanghai this morning as EY862A.

14/06/12 Etihad Flight Cancellations.

14/06/2012

The EY375/EY376 Abu Dhabi – Bahrain rotation did not operate today.

Etihad Indicate Initial 787 Routes.

11/06/2012

Etihad today indicated that the initial routes to be served by it’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners from late 2014 will be from Abu Dhabi to Beijing, Delhi, Dublin, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur and Nagoya. Initial deliveries will be in the Three Class layout although the airline has not specified whether this will be First, Business, Economy or Business, Premium Economy, Economy.

Virgin Australia B777-300ER VH-VPF Operates for Etihad.

10/06/2012

Virgin Australia Boeing 777-3GZER VH-VPF operated today’s EY418/EY411 Abu Dhabi – Kuala Lumpur rotation.

Etihad Sao Paulo Schedules Released.

07/06/2012

Following the recent announcement of the route Etihad today loaded Abu Dhabi – Sao Paulo schedules into GDS systems. Timings for the daily  Airbus A340-600 flights are as follows:

EY191 Abu Dhabi 0815 – Sao Paulo 1620

EY190 Sao Paulo 2245 – Abu Dhabi 2030+1.

Etihad Increases Virgin Australia Stake.

07/06/2012

Etihad today increased its stake in Virgin Australia to 4.99% and stated its intention to increase this to around 10% once the necessary regulatory approvals are received.

A340-600 A6-EHJ EY461 Colombo Diversion.

07/06/2012

Etihad Airbus A340-600 A6-EHJ operating EY461 Melbourne – Abu Dhabu (depart Melbourne 6th June) diverted via Colombo this morning. The Colombo – Abu Dhabi sector was operated as EY461A. The diversion appears to have been medical.

Etihad Takes Stake in Virgin Australia.

06/06/2012

Etihad today announced that it has purchased a 4% stake in Virgin Australia for $35.6 million (£23.1 million). Etihad now has stakes in Aer Lingus (3%), Air Berlin (30%), Air Seychelles (40%) and Virgin Australia (4%).

A6-EYS EY281 Al Ain Diversion.

05/06/2012

Etihad Airbus A330-200 A6-EYS operating EY281 Kochi – Abu Dhabi diverted via Al Ain for fuel this morning due to long hold times at Abu Dhabi. The Al Ain – Abu Dhabi sector was flown using callsign EY281A.

A6-EIN EY275 Al Ain Diversion.

05/06/2012

Etihad Airbus A320 A6-EIN operating EY275 Hyderabad – Abu Dhabi diverted via Al Ain for fuel this morning due to long hold times at Abu Dhabi. The Al Ain – Abu Dhabi sector was flown using callsign EY275A.

A6-EIA EY222 Al Ain Diversion.

05/06/2012

Etihad Airbus A320 A6-EIA operating EY222 Karachi – Abu Dhabi diverted via Al Ain this morning for fuel due to long hold times at Abu Dhabi. The Al Ain – Abu Dhabi sector was flown using callsign EY222A.

Etihad to Launch Sao Paulo Route.

03/06/2012

Etihad today signalled its intention to begin services on the Abu Dhabi – Sao Paulo route commencing in June 2013. No timings or flight numbers have been announced but the airline has signalled its intention to use Airbus A340-600 aircraft for the new service.

Virgin Australia B777-300ER VH-VPH Operates for Etihad.

03/06/2012

Virgin Australia Boeing 777-3GZER VH-VPH operated today’s EY418/EY411 Abu Dhabi – Kuala Lumpur rotation.




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