Etihad Airways CEO James Hogan said the airline was willing to consider further investments in other companies (Reuters/Air Journal, 30-Sep-2012). Mr Hogan said, “we see further equity investments only if it's the right opportunity, right partner, right market and right price.” Mr Hogan also said the airline plans to expand its codeshare agreements. Mr Hogan said, “our equity model is about growth, not control. Through partners, we stretch our reach and it gives us the ability to compete with our immediate neighbours.”
Etihad Airways to consider further investments and codeshare agreements
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