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  • Upstart Abu Dhabi Airline Becomes Ally to European Carriers

    PARIS — Just a few years ago, James Hogan, the chief executive of Etihad Airways, probably would have had trouble scoring a meeting with one of his European counterparts. These days, however, it seems he’s never been so popular.
    Like its larger Persian Gulf rivals — Emirates of Dubai and Qatar Airways — Etihad, of Abu Dhabi, once faced stiff resistance from established flag carriers. The big European airlines like Lufthansa, British Airways and Air France-KLM lobbied their governments to restrict the fast-growing Gulf carriers’ access to European airports for fear of losing market share on lucrative long-distance routes, particularly to Asia and the Middle East.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/05/bu...iers.html?_r=0
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