Etihad Airways maintains optimistic targets for 2009; is a merger with Qantas likely?
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has forecast growth across the board in 2009 and beyond despite the economic slowdown. CEO James Hogan confirmed the airline's focus in 2009 is on generating revenue of USD3.1 billion. [1883 words]
Unlock the following content in this report:
- CEO Hogan believes "pressure on" for airline profitability in the current year
- Expansion of codesharing partnerships: now needs major American and European partners
- New interline Agreement with Jetstar - a threat to Emirates regional growth?
- Is an Etihad-Qantas merger likely?
- Network and fleet expansion
- Terminal Three transfer successfully completed
- New Abu Dhabi "destination management" company
Graphs and data:
- Etihad Airways annual passenger traffic (millions): 2004 to 2009F
- Etihad projected Fleet Growth 2009 to 2014
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