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Etihad Airways’ 33.3% investment in Darwin Airline is approved

Etihad Airways (Abu Dhabi) has now received approval from FOCA to acquire a 33.3 percent share of Darwin Airline (Lugano), now operating as Etihad Regional.

Etihad Regional logo

Etihad issued this statement:

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Etihad Airways has received the approval from Switzerland’s Federal Office of Civil Aviation to take a 33.3 percent stake in Darwin Airline – a Swiss regional carrier.

Beginning January 2014, according to a brand partnership deal with Etihad Airways, Darwin Airline has operated as Etihad Regional.

FOCA’s approval of the investment now allows Etihad and Darwin to fully benefit from the partnership, including using codeshares on each other’s flights.

“Because of the time it took to secure this deal, and due to the fierce competition during this period, Etihad Regional has been obliged to withdraw or reduce services on numerous routes. They were launched based on the fact that they would benefit from the support of traffic running between our global network and our Etihad Regional European network,” said James Hogan, President and CEO of Etihad Airways.

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. SAAB 2000 HB-IZZ (msn 048) approaches the runway at Zurich.

Etihad Airways aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

Etihad Regional aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

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Darwin Airline to open a new base at Cambridge starting on September 2

Darwin Airline (Lugano) has announced a new European base at Cambridge, UK. Starting on September 2, Darwin will fly from Cambridge to Amsterdam, Paris (CDG), Milan (Malpensa) and Geneva with 50-seat SAAB 2000 aircraft. A total of 50 flights will be operated from Cambridge each week. This will include a planned timetable of 24 weekly flights to and from Amsterdam;
12 weekly flights to and from Paris CDG (East Anglia’s only air service to the French capital); eight
weekly flights to and from Milan Malpensa, and six weekly services to and from Darwin Airline’s main
hub at Geneva.

Copyright Photo: Andi Hiltl/AirlinersGallery.com. SAAB 2000 HB-IZZ (msn 048) arrives at Zurich with a special S. Pellegrino logo.

Darwin Airline: AG Slide Show

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Current routes from Geneva:

Darwin 5:2013 GVA Route Map

Aerolineas Argentinas to join SkyTeam in 2012

Aerolineas Argentinas (Buenos Aires) is planning to join the SkyTeam Alliance in 2012.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Please click on photo for additional details.