Airline

‘No free kicks for us’

June 24 - Etihad Airways CEO James Hogan on Wednesday criticised the competition, particularly those who have accepted subsidies from the government. “We have been very different,” he said while addressing an Australian business group in Abu Dhabi. “Unlike many of the original flag-carriers, which ran for decades on Government hand-outs, subsidies and support, our shareholder has been very clear about the return on investment that is expected – and the commercial basis on which we are to operate.”
He also said that “[There are] no fuel subsidies, no cut-price landing charges – everything is expected to run on a commercial basis.”

The airline is just six years old, said Hogan, but it does not suffer from equipment problems that are a trademark of some of the older airlines. “We’ve also not been burdened with some of the other legacy problems of those competitors. You only have to look at the challenges being faced by Willie Walsh and his colleagues at British Airways currently to see the cost – both short term financial and long term reputational – of such issues,” he added.

More Airline
Big jump in international passengers for Saudi Airlines
flydubai will fly to Tashkent from 11 March 2019
New Istanbul airport starts operations
Latest Travel News
Kazakhstan's new tourist attraction - fa...
Summer in Turkey...
Taif Season attracts more than 750,000 v...
Featured Sights To See
Mt. Batur

Mt. Batur

Bali, Indonesia

This is an active volcano and tour operators will take you all the way up to the crater. But that is time-consuming and extremely challenging. You can also take the hour-long drive to Panelokan which is a small town on the outer edge of thee crater where you have stunning views. Be sure to visit Lake Batur. However, the trek up the volcano is recommended by all those who have tried it. Overnight s...

Ferrymead Heritage Park

Ferrymead Heritage Park

Christchurch, New Zealand

Enter the world of early Edwardian history in Ferrymead Heritage Park. The entire township is preserved in this early lifestyle with schools, churches, cottages, trams and buggies, which makes the heritage park full of entertainment and education. Learn the early ways of living and enjoy the tram ride around this recreated settlement. The gift shop in Ferrymead holds various collectables and s...

Christianshavn's Canal boat tour(Kajak ole)

Christianshavn's Canal boat tour(Kajak ole)

Copenhagen, Denmark

This district is built around an extensive canal system which carries tourists hitherto. It’s a perfect place to go for a walk or have a picnic on a warm and sunny summer’s day. The tours can b as long as 3 hours and as short as 1 and a half hour with prices approximating 245 Kr. For the entertainment of the tourists, special water games are also organized. Address: Strandgade 50 Telephon...

Fuamulaku

Fuamulaku

Maldives, Maldives

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Maldives is the island of Fuamulaku. The island is exceptionally fertile and has numerous fruit and vegetable farms where one can get delicious locally grown pineapples, mangoes, oranges etc. The fruits and vegetables grown over here are not found elsewhere in the country. That is why the residents of this island are taller, stronger, healthier and li...