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Can Etihad Airways find USD18 billion in new aircraft financing?


Etihad Airways needs to find USD125 million per month on average in fresh finance over the next 12 years to fund its mammoth fleet plans. This could be the biggest challenge yet for an airline that celebrated just its fifth anniversary this month, particularly as the global financial crisis deepens and concerns over the Gulf region intensify as the value of petroleum exports decline. [850 words]

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  • New Moscow route from Dec-08, capacity expanding to Australia
  • Outlook: Strong growth, but costs stay in focus

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  • Etihad Airways' current fleet and orders: Nov-08
  • Etihad Airways' fleet plan: 2009 to 2014
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