Sunday, April 7, 2013

Breaking news: Etihad Airways breaks passenger and cargo records in first quarter of 2013

Etihad's passenger revenues were US$900 million in the first quarter
Etihad's passenger revenues were US$900 million in Q1
Earlier today, Etihad Airways announced its results for the first quarter of 2013, marking the UAE national carrier’s strongest ever passenger and cargo results for a first quarter.

Passenger revenues were 19 percent higher than the same period in 2012, with a total of US$900 million in the first quarter. In addition, cargo revenues increased by 17 percent to US$193 million.

Other highlights for the first quarter of 2013 included 18 percent growth in passenger numbers (rising from 2.3 million to a record 2.8 million), while the average seat factor was 80.5 per cent, four percentage points higher than the previous year (despite a 12 per cent increase in capacity). The seat factor is above IATA’s current global average of 77.1 per cent.

“Our Q1 2013 results have again outstripped global trends, with our strongest ever first quarter results for passenger revenue,” said James Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways.

“This performance demonstrates that Etihad Airways’ strategy of organic growth, wide-ranging partnerships, and strategic equity investments is delivering for us and our partners."

In February 2013, Etihad Airways announced a US$42 million profit for 2012 with revenues of US$4.8 billion and passenger numbers breaking 10 million for the first time.


  • ‘Big Switch’ to new SabreSonic passenger sales system, website, and check-in system
  • Launch of daily flights to Washington D.C., on 31 March 2013 and the opening of the new premium lounge at Dulles International Airport
  • Announcement of daily flights to Amsterdam from 15 May 2013
  • Opening of US$8 million first class and business class lounge in Paris
  • Launch of its critically acclaimed multi-million dollar television commercial campaign, “The World Is Our Home, You Are Our Guest”
  • Graduation of more than 200 staff from the airline’s Emiratisation program
  • Appointment of 34 Emirati employees to key roles across the airline’s global network.

1 comment :

  1. Ricardo CarvalhoApril 7, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    It looks that routes were better used by Etihad and teamwork has been a strong value. Congratulations for that!


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