1-Oct-2010 11:24 AM

Etihad sees Qantas attack as an attempt to 'deflect attention'

Etihad CEO James Hogan accused Qantas CEO Alan Joyce of "trying to deflect attention from Qantas' own issues" after he attacked Etihad's profitability (SMH/The Age, 01-Oct-2010). Mr Joyce commented that Etihad was "losing a fortune" adding that "even Emirates are now struggling" to turn a profit. He also questioned the viability of Etihad's alliance with Virgin Blue on the Australia-Europe route.