Another Etihad link to be discontinued ?

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  • AMcWhirter

    Etihad is seeking to discontinue its links with Air Serbia, according to CH-Aviation (see link below)

    Etihad’s former links with Air Berlin, Alitalia and Lugano-based Darwin have all failed.

    As we reported today Etihad made a US$1.52 billion loss in 2017.

    Etihad Airways posts $1.52 billion loss


    When do you expect Etihad to go bust? How deep are their pockets?


    It only seems to be the management agreement they setup in 2013 where Etihad made 3 appointments to the Board. This is due to end this year and Air Serbia are now looking to appoint Serbian nationals.

    Etihad is to retain its 49% stake and the commercial agreements are to continue.


    A friend of mine is a 777 pilot at Etihad.

    Today they all received a letter offering… work for Emirates for two years!!

    He sent me a screenshot which says:

    The appropriate management of pilot resources is a priority for Fleet Operations and something we constantly review.

    Following the introduction of the “leave without pay” programme, we now have an opportunity for some pilots to take up a secondment opportunity with Emirates Airlines.

    The opportunity will see these pilots that successfully complete the Emirates selection process, seoncded to Emirates for two years, upon completion of line training. During the secondment period:

    You will be placed on leave of absence from Etihad Airways
    You will receive your salary and full benefits from Emirates package
    You will continue to retain your seniority at Etihad during your leave of absence’

    An Interesting level of co-operation!

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