Etihad Airways CEO James Hogan, speaking at the CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit, stated (07-Aug-2013) he sees airline industry consolidation as ‘key’, with more airlines failing or merging and new airlines with new business models emerging to “change the rules”.
Etihad Airways sees consolidation as key for legacy airlines
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