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Etihad Airways 'happy to be unaligned' with airline alliances

7-Aug-2013 10:32 AM

Etihad Airways CEO James Hogan, speaking at the CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit, stated (07-Aug-2013) that the carrier has not joined an alliance as it felt that unless it was a major player in the alliance it would not have a voice in the strategic direction. Mr Hogan sees the alliance system as fragmenting and he is “happy to be non-aligned”, but continues to have strong partnerships with alliance member airlines.