Etihad approves take-off to form major European Leisure Airline Group with TUI

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Etihad has received approval for a JV with TUI to create a major European leisure airline group. 

Etihad plans to create a new European leisure airline group in a joint venture with TUI AG with a fleet of around 60 aircraft, offering 15 million seats capacity per year, focused on point-to-point flying to connect key European tourist markets.

The new leisure airline group will be headquartered in Vienna, and is scheduled to begin operations in April 2017.

Inaugural services are expected to be destinations from Germany, Austria and Switzerland (Hanover, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich, Nuremberg, Baden-Baden, Hamburg, Basel and Vienna). Key markets will include the Balearics, Canaries, mainland Spain and Greece.

The transaction is subject to approvals by aviation regulatory bodies and anti-trust authorities.

 

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