Etihad Airways equity partner airberlin has resigned its membership of the Association of European Airlines (AEA), accusing the lobbying organization of taking a protectionist stance against the three major Gulf carriers. The move by airberlin, Germany's second-largest carrier, is the latest in the growing dispute over whether Emirates Airline, Etihad and Qatar Airways are state-subsidized and represent unfair competition in the market place. The dispute spread to Europe this year ...

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