7-Aug-2013 10:28 AM

Etihad Airways: Gulf continues to double international growth rates

Etihad Airways CEO James Hogan, speaking at the CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit, stated (07-Aug-2013) Gulf region traffic continues to double international average passenger traffic growth rates thanks to its geographic advantage as a connecting hub. Etihad Airways “cannot play catch up” with more established competitors such as Emirates and Qatar Airways and so pursued its own strategy of equity partnerships and codeshares, in concert with its own organic growth.