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Air Berlin Files for Bankruptcy as Etihad Airways Pulls Financing

Air Berlin, the discount airline that is Germany’s second-biggest carrier and Europe’s seventh-largest by passenger numbers, said Tuesday it is filing for insolvency.

The news ends months of speculation over the indebted carrier, which had posted ever-wider losses money in each of the last four years, and which had struggled to maintain operations this year after taking drastic measures last September to cut costs and stay airborne. 489 more words


Opportunity Squandered.

By  Sweep

Another weekend, another opportunity wasted. I can’t help but feel we have missed a good opportunity this season. The romantic in me really wants to see a finals appearance by the bombers to farewell our inspirational spiritual leader in the grandest of styles. 541 more words


The Etihad Museum: an architectural walkthrough

Over the weekend, I went to the Etihad Museum located along Jumeirah street in Dubai. It was a bit out of the way from my apartment– I had to ride the metro, walk to a bus stop, and figure out how to board the right vehicle. 1,104 more words


Round 19 Match Review: Dog's Breakfast

By  Milton

After 3 straight wins we came crashing back to earth at the hands of a hungry Bulldog outfit on Sunday. The Doggies were very slick but a few horrendous skills errors and overall lack of ability to execute meant that we never deserved to win. 556 more words


Etihad Airways says assisting Australian police with plane attack probe

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways said on Tuesday it was helping Australian Federal Police with an investigation into an alleged plot to bring down a plane.

Days 18-23: A plunge into the past

The last few days of my trip were characterised by a pleasant aspect: the extreme kindness of my Chengduese friends. Chengdu is the city where I spent almost a year of my life and I carry very good memories of that period. 5,205 more words

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Etihad financial results. Bad and ok.

Etihad yesterday announced their 2016 financial results.  On the face of it, they’re awful, recording a net loss of $1.87bn.  Yes, that’s a loss of almost two billion dollars. 410 more words