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Etihad Airways reports 10.3 million passengers and 365,000 tonnes of cargo in 2012

31-Dec-2012 11:57 AM

Etihad Airways announced (30-Dec-2012) it carried over 10 million passengers so far in 2012 and expects to increase traffic by 22% year-on-year to 10.3 million in 2012. The airline expects to carry more than 74 million passengers in 2012 in combination with its equity partners. The airline expects airberlin to report 33.4 million passengers in 2012, Virgin Australia 19.5 million, Aer Lingus 11 million and Air Seychelles 241,000. Etihad Airways president and CEO James Hogan said, "Etihad Airways has achieved significant expansion in 2012 and therefore it's very satisfying to pass our target of flying more than 10 million passengers during a year for the first time." Etihad Cargo increased its total volume in 2012 by 18% year-on-year to 365,000 tonnes. [more - original PR]