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Etihad boosts stake in Virgin Australia to 22.9%

Etihad boosts stake in Virgin Australia to 22.9%

Monday, 24 November 2014 11:12 AM

The Abu Dhabi carrier has reached the maximum it is allowed own under current rules

Qatar Airways to launch daily service to Edinburgh

Qatar Airways to launch daily service to Edinburgh

Sunday, 23 November 2014 9:11 AM

New service to start on May 1, 2015.

Etihad and Alitalia sign major codeshare agreement

Etihad and Alitalia sign major codeshare agreement

Friday, 21 November 2014 1:36 PM

Alitalia to triple service frequency between Italy and Abu Dhabi in March 2015

Dubai's Emirates reduces maximum baggage size by 25%

Dubai's Emirates reduces maximum baggage size by 25%

Thursday, 20 November 2014 2:55 PM

From November 15, largest checked bag size allowed is 300cm

Emirates targets at least 8-10% profit growth on new aircraft, routes

Emirates targets at least 8-10% profit growth on new aircraft, routes

Thursday, 20 November 2014 9:35 AM

Airline president Tim Clark warned of currency risks that are dampening profit even as the airline can take advantage of low fuel prices

South Africa to meet UAE officials over disputed fourth flight to Johannesburg

South Africa to meet UAE officials over disputed fourth flight to Johannesburg

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 11:50 AM

SA’s Department of Transport says flight was awarded by official who didn’t have authority to do so

Qatar Airways lost $200m because of A380 delays, says Al Baker

Qatar Airways lost $200m because of A380 delays, says Al Baker

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 10:16 AM

Three-month delay was over the quality of cabin fittings

Aviation to contribute $88bn to Dubai’s economy by 2030

Aviation to contribute $88bn to Dubai’s economy by 2030

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 12:35 PM

Over one fifth of Dubai’s total employment, or nearly 1.2m, will come from the sector, according to forecasts

Emirates to resume flights to Iraq's Erbil

Emirates to resume flights to Iraq's Erbil

Thursday, 13 November 2014 4:43 PM

Dubai carrier will restart two weekly passenger flights from November 16

EU to approve Etihad's 49% stake in Alitalia

EU to approve Etihad's 49% stake in Alitalia

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 4:56 PM

Abu Dhabi airline's stake buy is part of a $2.19bn rescue plan for the struggling Italian flag carrier

Dubai will overtake Heathrow as its leaders have “vision and real aspiration”

Dubai will overtake Heathrow as its leaders have “vision and real aspiration”

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 3:50 PM

IAG and former BA boss Willis Walsh said “nothing will actually happen” to ease congestion at London's main airport

Royal Jordanian to auction flight upgrades

Royal Jordanian to auction flight upgrades

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 5:41 PM

Passengers holding economy class tickets can place a bid to upgrade to Crown Class.

AB Forum: Air Berlin to be profitable within 2-years, says Hogan

AB Forum: Air Berlin to be profitable within 2-years, says Hogan

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 5:03 PM

Fellow Etihad equity partner Air Serbia is also expected to break even by the end of the year

Turkish Airlines' Q3 net profit almost doubles

Turkish Airlines' Q3 net profit almost doubles

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 9:27 AM

Positive results attributed to lower oil prices and a rise in passenger numbers

Playing by the numbers: Saudi Arabian Airlines

Playing by the numbers: Saudi Arabian Airlines

Friday, 31 October 2014 2:35 AM

Why is Saudia only mentioned as an afterthought when one talks about the big GCC carriers? We investigate


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The fragile finances of Formula One
By this time next year, five of the current 11 Formula One teams will probably be out of business. It’s now not a question of if it will happen but merely when it will happen. Marussia and Caterham have already gone and the Sauber, Lotus and Force India teams seem ready to join them. So in 12 months time there could be just six teams left on the grid, all forced to run three-car teams to maintain the semblance of a show. That is the harsh truth that spells out the finances of Formula One today.

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