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January 16, 2020

Etihad Airways on Wednesday announced its commitment to a minimum target of zero net carbon emissions by 2050 and halving its 2019 net emission levels by 2035.

In a statement, the airline said that its ambitious environmental targets will be achieved through a mix of internal initiatives, collaboration with industry partners and adoption of a programme of relevant carbon offsets.

Tony Douglas, group CEO of Etihad Aviation Group, said: 'The global focus on the environment and the urgency of reducing carbon emissions has never been greater.

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January 15, 2020

Flight operations at Manila's international airport partially resumed today, authorities said, after more than 500 flights were delayed or cancelled on Sunday.

Falling ash from Taal volcano pushed aviation officials to temporarily shut down Manila's main international airport, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flight and stranded tens of thousands of travellers.

UAE airlines Emirates and Etihad Airways have resumed flights to Manila following the partial reopening of the airport.

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January 15, 2020

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has become the most recent airline to partner with easyJet, one of the world's largest airlines.

The new partnership means customers can purchase tickets through the easyJet worldwide website connecting the two airlines' networks and opening new and exciting possibilities for travel between Europe, Africa, the Azores and the UAE. The collaboration comes into effect immediately.

The partnership follows easyJet's accelerated and successful roll out programme with world-leading flight comparison search engine,"...

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January 14, 2020

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) announced, on Monday, that it remains committed to manage assets portfolio to over 125 aircraft valued at $3.5 billion.

Giving key strategic and operational highlights of DAE's leasing division, DAE Capital, in 2019, a statement said the company delivered and committed to deliver over $1.75 billion in aircraft assets.

In 2019, the company issued $1.9 billion of new unsecured debt the ratio of which stand at 61.5 per cent of total debts. The year also saw the company re-purchasing U$807 million of common shares.

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January 13, 2020

DUBAI — Etihad Airways will mark Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020 by operating a special ‘eco-flight’ from Abu Dhabi to Brussels, featuring a range of initiatives designed to illustrate the airline’s broad commitment to sustainable practices in the air and on the ground.

Flight EY 57, departing at 2.20am January 13, will be operated with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, the newest and most efficient type in the Etihad fleet, which consumes at least 15 per cent less fuel than any aircraft type previously flown by the airline.

The aircraft will follow an optimized flight route facilitated by the European airspace navigation service provider Eurocontrol to reduce fuel"...

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January 12, 2020

Etihad Airways has announced its January Global Sale giving travellers the opportunity to grab fare discounts on routes around the world.

The Abu Dhabi-based airline said travellers can jet off from January 20 until November 25 for less, with fares to London Heathrow starting from AED2,343 in Economy and AED11,949 in Business.

Passengers can also visit New York from AED4,843; explore Rome from AED2,683 or enjoy Shanghai for AED2,038.

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January 11, 2020

Etihad Airways announced its January Global Sale giving travellers the opportunity to beat the January blues and get away to explore exciting cities and holiday destinations.

Travellers can jet off from January 20 until November 25, 2020 for less, with fares from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow starting from just Dh2,343 in Economy and Dh11,949 in Business.

Visit the Big Apple, New York, from Dh4,843; explore the Eternal City, Rome, from Dh2,683; or enjoy the metropolis of Shanghai for Dh 2,038.

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January 9, 2020

The UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Wednesday called on national air operators to evaluate flightpath risks that may affect aviation operations in light of rising tensions in the region.

In a statement carried by state news agency WAM, the GCAA said that it continues to monitor and assess regional developments, and will take all necessary and appropriate measures promptly.

Its comments follow a statement from Etihad Airways which said it is “continuing to operate normally” despite a number of carriers choosing to avoid airspace over"...

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January 9, 2020

Miral, the developer of Yas Island, on Wednesday finalised a partnership with Etihad Airways to secure exclusive naming rights of Yas Bay Arena.

As part of the agreement, Abu Dhabi’s first-of-its-kind multi-purpose, indoor entertainment venue will officially be named Etihad Arena, a statement said without giving a value for the deal.

It added that the new partnership will help position the Etihad Arena as one of the leading entertainment venues in the region and an important addition to Yas Island and Abu Dhabi’s entertainment and tourism offering.

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January 8, 2020

The UAE Cabinet on Monday announced that Air Arabia Abu Dhabi would be one of the country's national carriers.

The announcement was part of the Cabinet's first meeting during 2020 the Year of Preparation, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The UAE Cabinet approved Air Arabia Abu Dhabi as a national carrier airline for the UAE in order to enhance civil aviation in the country and to allow the aviation sector to keep pace with future development plans and directions.

The resolution reflects the importance the government attaches to the aviation sector.

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